[ lez-bos, -bohs; Greek lez-vaws ]
/ ˈlɛz bɒs, -boʊs; Greek ˈlɛz vɔs /
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Which of the options below is the best punctuation for the sentence? It__s your turn to pick the movie __ but your sister gets to pick the board game we _ re going to play.
Its your turn to pick the movie but your sister gets to pick the board game we’re going to play.
It’s your turn to pick the movie but your sister gets to pick the board game were going to play.
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Greek Lés·vos [lez-vaws] /ˈlɛz vɔs/.
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British Dictionary definitions for lésvos (1 of 2)
/ (ˈlɛzvɔs) /
transliteration of the Modern Greek name for Lesbos
British Dictionary definitions for lésvos (2 of 2)
/ (ˈlɛzbɒs) /
an island in the E Aegean, off the NW coast of Turkey: a centre of lyric poetry, led by Alcaeus and Sappho (6th century bc); annexed to Greece in 1913. Chief town: Mytilene. Pop: 90 642 (2001). Area: 1630 sq km (630 sq miles)Modern Greek name: Lésvos Former name: Mytilene
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