Word Stress True Or False Quiz Questions With Answers

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Test your knowledge of English word stress with this given quiz. Questions are given in the true or false format (later provided with answers). In English grammar, word stress, also called lexical stress, determines many aspects of pronunciation. It is the idea in a word with a multi-syllable word. Give the quiz below on syllable stressing a try to test your skills. If you think you can easily pass this test, why don't you play the quiz? All the best, buddy!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    "About" has stress on the 2nd syllable.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The stress in the word about (at least in American English) is on the “a” or the first syllable, and not the “bout.”

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  • 2. 

    "Computer" has stress on the 1st syllable.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The word "computer" does not have stress on the 1st syllable. The stress falls on the second syllable, "pu" making it "com-PU-ter."

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  • 3. 

    "Correct," "contain," and "common" have stress on the 2nd syllable.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the words "correct," "contain," and "common" do not have stress on the 2nd syllable. The stress in these words falls on the 1st syllable.

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  • 4. 

    "Decide," "deliver," and "direct" have stress on the 2nd syllable.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    False. Only “decide” and “deliver” have stress on the second syllable.

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  • 5. 

    "Picture," "pretty" and "perhaps" have stress on the 1st syllable.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the word "perhaps" does not have stress on the first syllable. The stress in "perhaps" falls on the second syllable, not the first.

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  • 6. 

    There are 2 common ways to pronounce "enough" and "important."

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because "enough" and "important" can be pronounced in different ways depending on regional accents or personal preferences. Some people pronounce "enough" as "ih-nuhf" while others pronounce it as "ee-nuhf." Similarly, "important" can be pronounced as "im-por-tuhnt" or "im-por-dnt." Therefore, there are indeed multiple common ways to pronounce these words.

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  • 7. 

    When "co" at the beginning is not stressed, it is often reduced to "cu."

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When "co" at the beginning is not stressed, it is often reduced to "cu." This means that in certain cases, when "co" is not emphasized or given importance, it is commonly pronounced as "cu" instead. This reduction in pronunciation is a common phenomenon in language, where certain sounds or combinations of sounds are altered or simplified depending on the context or emphasis.

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  • 8. 

    When words begin with "be," "de" or "re" and the syllable is not stressed, the "e" sound is always reduced.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Words that begin with "be," "de," or "re" and have an unstressed syllable do not always have the "e" sound reduced. This statement is incorrect.

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  • 9. 

    Most of the common words have stress on the 2nd syllable.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    This statement is not true. Most of the common words in English do not have stress on the 2nd syllable. The stress in a word can fall on any syllable depending on the word itself. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 10. 

    "Er," "ir" and "ur" have the same sound most of the time.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because in many words, the pronunciation of "er," "ir," and "ur" is the same. These vowel combinations often produce the same sound, such as in words like "her," "fir," and "fur."

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