Word Stress rules

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1. 2. Two-Syllable verbs and prepositions

1.1. he stress is on the second syllable.

1.1.1. reLAX

1.1.2. reCEIVE

1.1.3. diRECT

2. 3.-Three-Syllable words

2.1. the word ending (the suffix)

2.1.1. present ----> presentable

2.1.2. comfort ----> comfortable

2.1.3. depend ----> dependable

3. 1. Two-Syllable nouns and adjectives

3.1. the first syllable takes on the stress.

3.1.1. PURple

3.1.2. RAIny

3.1.3. HAPpy

4. 7. Words ending in ade, ee, ese, que, ette, oon

4.1. the suffix ade, ee, eer

4.1.1. ade: lemoNADE

4.1.2. ee: aGREE

4.1.3. ese: JapanESE

5. 6.-Words with various endings

5.1. Stress-before the suffix

5.1.1. able: DURable

5.1.2. ial: SOcial

5.1.3. cian: muSIcian

5.1.4. ery: BAkery

5.1.5. ian: coMEdian

5.1.6. ible: reSIstible

5.1.7. ic: plaTOnic

6. 4.-Words ending in er, ly

6.1. first syllable.

6.1.1. ORderly

6.1.2. SIlently

6.1.3. MAnager

7. 5. Words ending in consonants and in y

7.1. first syllable usually gets the stress.

7.1.1. RARity