500 Words: Syllable Stress

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500 Words: Syllable Stress

In pronunciation in the English word some syllables need to be stressed if a word has more than one syllable. In some words stressing a syllable can change the word’s meaning therefor care should be taken during syllable stressing. Give the quiz below on syllable stressing a try to test your skills.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    "About" has stress on the 2nd syllable.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    "Computer" has stress on the 1st syllable.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    "Correct," "contain" and "common" have stress on the 2nd syllable.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    "Decide," "deliver" and "direct" have stress on the 2nd syllable.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    "Picture," "pretty" and "perhaps" have stress on the 1st syllable.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    There are 2 common ways to pronounce "enough" and "important."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    When "co" at the beginning is not stressed, it is often reduced to "cu."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 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

  • 9. 
    Most of the common words have stress on the 2nd syllable.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    "Er," "ir" and "ur" have the same sound most of the time.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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