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Look at the chart to review syllable stress in words related to business.
Notice some trends: with verbs, we often stress the 2nd syllable, though we do stress the 1st syllable sometimes. With words that end in "tion," the stress often comes on the syllable before "tion." With adjectives and other related words, the stress is not very dependable.
Because so many languages have contributed to English, learning syllable stress is a word-by-word process. If you are an advanced speaker, it is wise to learn the major forms of new words, especially the noun, verb and adjective (if the word has all three). Most adverbs have the same stress as the adjective.
Syllable stress is an important study. For a native speaker, it is learned swiftly during childhood or teenage years and becomes unconscious knowledge. If you notice that a stranger did not understand you, research the syllable stress.
Study the words below. Then practice with this business conversation.
|finance||finance or finance||financial||financially
|application||apply||---------------------||applicable or applicable
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