American English Quiz
Syllable Stress in Compound Words
In compound words two separate words join together to make a
new word. There are many compound words in English. Some compounds are nouns and some are verbs. In spoken
American English, compound nouns are stressed on the first word in
the compound. Compound verbs are stressed on the second word in the
Using the information above, decide whether the stress is on the first or second word in the compound word shown.
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