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Stress Patterns


2-Syllable Verbs

VERBS
Stress the root.
2-WORD VERBS
Phrasal verbs
stress the preposition.
root = first syllable
to fásten
to trável
to hárden
to stráighten
to óffer
to stúdy
to take óver
to get úp
to let down
to lift óff
to print óut
root = 2nd syllable
to atténd
to colléct
to eléct
to prevént
to begín
to survíve
 

verbs
to compláin
to entertáin
to expláin
to maintáin
to remáin

Compare with -ain nouns
mountain
fountain