Syllable Stress for Prefixes and Suffixes Practice B – #79440

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Syllable Stress for Prefixes and Suffixes Practice B – #79440

english pronunciation practiceLISTEN

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english pronunciation practicePRACTICE

Some suffixes are neutral, meaning they do not affect the stress pattern of the word they
were added to.

Below are some suffixes that don’t change the stress pattern. Listen and then record the
word without the suffix, and then with the suffix. Notice there is no change in the stress

-hood (adult – adulthood)
-less (effort – effortless)
-ship (Friendfriendship)
-ful (event – eventful)
-ing (open – opening)
-ish (selfselfish)
-ly (sudden – suddenly)
-ness (happy – happiness)
-ment (accomplish – accomplishment)
-al (addition – additional)
-er (develop – developer)

english pronunciation practicePRACTICE

Listen and record the pairs of sentences that contain words with the same stress pattern.

  1. I love fine wine and chocolate.
  2. I am a lover of fine wine and chocolate.
  3. I wonder how many people will come to the meeting.
  4. The wonderful meeting included the whole staff.
  5. They will develop a new system.
  6. The developer will create a new system.

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