WORDS OF FOUR SYLLABLE STRESSED ON THE 1ST, 2ND AND 3RD SYLLABLES

WORDS OF FOUR SYLLABLE STRESSED ON THE 1ST, 2ND AND 3RD SYLLABLES

Four syllabic words could have their stress on the first, second or third syllables. Its stress does not fall on the last syllable. Here are some helpful guides to identify the stress in a four syllabic word.

  1. Four-syllabic words that end in ‘sm’ and ‘or’ have their stress on the first syllable. Examples: TRIbalism, , INcubator
  2. Four-syllabic words that end in ‘ny’ and ‘my’ have their stress on the second syllable. Examples: maTRImony, aNAtomy.
  3. Four-syllabic words that ends in ‘ate’, ‘er’, ‘ty’ ‘phy’ ‘gy’ and ‘ent’ have their stress on the second syllable. Examples: psyCHOlogy, matriculate.
  4. Four-syllabic words that end in ‘ion’, ‘ic’, ‘ian’, ‘ous’, ‘ial’ have their stress on the third syllable. Examples: teleVIsion, poliTIcian, presiDENtial.

NOTE: The syllable highlighted by the capital letters carries the stress in the word.

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