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Transcript
Stress in two‐syllable words
 Many two‐syllable words come from a one‐
syllable word e.g. artist (art), remove (move)
 The stress is on the syllable of the original word
Examples
 Artist
 Remove
 Driver
 Rebuild
 Become
 Teacher
Nouns and Adjectives
 Most two‐syllable nouns and adjectives have stress on the first syllable
E.g. brother, lovely, table, printer, father, smelly
Exceptions to the rule!
 There are a number of exceptions to this general rule.
E.g. asleep, mistake, machine, alone (they all have stress on the second syllable)
Two‐syllable verbs
 Most two‐syllable verbs have stress on the second syllable
E.g. escape, forget, relax, enjoy
Exceptions to the rule!
 There are a number of exceptions to this general rule.
E.g. cancel, copy E.g. two syllable words ending in –er and –en such as answer, listen, happen, open, enter
Words that are nouns and verbs
 Some words are both nouns and verbs e.g. record, object
 Record becomes a noun if you put the stress on the first syllable.
 It becomes a verb if you put the stress on the second syllable.
Words that are nouns and verbs
Try these:
 Contrast
 Desert
 Export
 Present
 Produce
 Rebel
Exceptions to the rule!
There isn’t always a change of stress in words that are both nouns and verbs. E.g. Answer, picture, promise, reply, visit