English Accent and Usage: Stress in Verb and Noun
Example of how nouns and verbs are stressed differently in English
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English accent and usage; Dr. Frank Gerace.
There’s a difference between how verbs and nouns are pronounced in English. You know a verb is an action word, noun names something. Well, sometimes you have the same spelling of words that come from Latin originally such as subject, that’s a noun - it’s what you take in school. Subject, if I say, “I subject you to punishment” the accent is on the second syllable because it’s a verb. Same thing with insert - you may have an insert in your newspaper, but someone has to insert it, which is a verb.
This simple little difference between the accenting of verbs and nouns may be useful to you. Put the stress on the right syllable and you’ll have better a better pronunciation in English.
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