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Explanation About Stress And The Rules?

Explanation About Stress And The Rules?

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agbojays
8 months ago
1. Nouns and adjectives with two syllables
The rule: When a noun (a word referring to a
person, thing, place or abstract quality) or an
adjective (a word that gives information about a
noun) has two syllables, the stress is usually on
the first syllable
  • agbojays: E.g
    table /TA-ble/
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  • agbojays: 2. Verbs and prepositions with two syllables
    The rule: When a verb (a word referring to an
    action, event or state of being) or a preposition (a
    word that comes before a noun, pronoun or the “-
    ing” form of a verb, and shows its relation to
    another word or part of the sentence) has two
    syllables, the stress is usually on the second
    syllable.
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  • agbojays: E.g
    present /pre-SENT/
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  • agbojays: 3. Three syllable words ending in “er” and “ly”
    The rule: Words that have three syllables and end
    in “-er” or “-ly” often have a stress on the first
    syllable.
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  • agbojays: E.g

    orderly /OR-der-ly/
    quietly /QUI-et-ly/
    manager /MA-na-ger/
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  • agbojays: 5. Words ending in “ic,” “sion” and “tion”
    The rule: When a word ends in “ic,” “sion” or “tion,”
    the stress is usually on the second-to-last syllable.
    You count syllables backwards and put a stress on
    the second one from the end.
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  • agbojays: E.g
    creation /cre-A-tion/
    commission /com-MI-ssion/
    photographic /pho-to-GRA-phic/
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  • agbojays: 6. Words ending in “cy,” “ty,” “phy,” “gy” and “al”
    The rule: When a word ends in “cy,” “ty,” “phy,” “gy”
    and “al,” the stress is often on the third to last
    syllable. Similarly, you count syllables backwards
    and put a stress on the third one from the end.

    Examples:
    democracy /de-MO-cra-cy/
    photography /pho-TO-gra-phy/
    logical /LO-gi-cal/
    commodity /com-MO-di-ty/
    psychology /psy-CHO-lo-gy/
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  • agbojays: 7. Compound nouns
    The rule: In most compound nouns (a noun made
    up of two or more existing words), the word stress is
    on the first noun.

    Examples:
    football /FOOT-ball/
    keyboard /KEY-board/
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  • agbojays: 8. Compound adjectives and verbs
    The rule: In most compound adjectives (a single
    adjective made of more than one word and often
    linked with a hyphen) and compound verbs (a
    multi-word verb that functions as a single verb), the
    stress is on the second word.

    Examples:
    old-fashioned /old-FA-shioned/
    understand /un-der–STAND/
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  • agbojays: I hope this makes it clear
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