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Message de destiny90 posté le 21-02-2018 à 10:34:13 (S | E | F)
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How to stress words in American English?
Edited by lucile83 on 21-02-2018 12:23
Réponse : Stress words/aide de gerondif, postée le 21-02-2018 à 10:59:45 (S | E)
As you've been a member for nearly three months, you might have noticed that people usually start their messages with:
How to stress words in American English ?
Well, by stressing the accented syllable, the same as in English.
I know of differences in vocabulary (sidewalk / pavement, eraser / rubber, ...) but I think words are basically stressed the same way.
Réponse : Stress words/aide de sherry48, postée le 21-02-2018 à 16:43:40 (S | E)
Yes, it's by stressing the accented syllable, as Gerondif stated.
U.K. English sometimes stresses a different syllable, particularly with verb forms.
In the U.S., the first syllable is often stressed for verbs, but not if the same word exists as a noun. Example: PREsent (noun) and preSENT (verb).
An example for verbs that are not nouns: LOcate and LOcated(U.S.)but loCATE and loCATed (U.K.).
You will probably need a dictionary!
Réponse : Stress words/aide de destiny90, postée le 22-02-2018 à 09:47:43 (S | E)
Thanks a lot for your replies.👏
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