Accent Diet: Syllable Stress Lesson 6 Practice 4 – #80350

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Accent Diet: Syllable Stress Lesson 6 Practice 4 – #80350

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The following list shows the difference in syllable stress between certain nouns and verbs that have the same spelling. Read each word three times, stressing the correct syllable, and then say a full sentence using that word.

Nouns
address
ally
conduct
conflict
contest
convert
impact
insult
insert
object
permit
present
progress
recap
record
subject
survey
suspect
upset
Verbs
address
ally
conduct
conflict
contest
convert
impact
insult
insert
object
permit
present
progress
recap
record
subject
survey
suspect
upset
english pronunciation practicePRACTICE

American English speakers often stress the first syllable of the following words.
However, stressing the second syllable of some of these words is also acceptable, as shown below.

Nouns
accent
contract
contrast
detail/detail
export
protest
refund
research/research
Verbs
accent
contract/contract
contrast/contrast
detail/detail
export/export
protest/protest
refund/refund
research/research

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