Why do some people have an accent?

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The word accent refers to the way you sound when you speak and how you pronounce words. There are many different types of accents all over the world since there are many different ways of sounding! 

Most people get their accent from the place they grew up in. For example, people who grew up in England have a different accent than people who grew up in America. There can even be differences between two people who grew up in different parts of the same country, like an American from Texas and an American from Minnesota. A person’s accent can also sometimes change if they move to a new place that has a different accent!

But remember: Accents and different ways of speaking are part of what make people unique! Even though some people might pronounce the same word differently, there is no “right way” or “wrong way,” there’s just more than one way!

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