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Best Accent Reduction Technique-Use Syllable Stress

Best Accent Reduction Technique-Use Syllable Stress Since 2007, I’ve helped hundreds of people reduce their accents and speak American English in a way that sounds clear correct easy to listen to While there’s no magic formula for success…. I know that using syllable stress correctly is one of the very best accent reduction techniques for clear speech. Why is it […]

American English Syllable Stress Rules

American English Syllable Stress Rules It’s been several months since I’ve written about the importance of syllable stress for a clear, standard American accent. In my experience coaching hundreds of people to speak American English clearly, using syllable stress, word stress & intonation correctly are the most effective way to improve the way you speak. American English stress patterns […]

Syllable Stress Patterns: Compound Words

Those of you who read my blog frequently know that using syllable stress correctly is one of the very best ways to improve your comprehensibility when you speak English.  That said, here are a few syllable stress patterns for compound words that you may find useful. Compound nouns are stressed on the first word in […]

American English Syllable Stress Rules

If you have been working on improving your spoken American English, you probably know that one of the best ways to improve your American English pronunciation is to use syllable stress correctly.✔ In English words with multiple syllables, one syllable is always more prominent than the others. We call this the stressed syllable. Stressed syllables […]

How do I know which syllable to stress?

You understand that using the correct syllable stress in critical.

However, knowing WHICH syllable to stress is not so easy.

In fact, one of the most common questions that people ask me is: Susan, how do I know which syllable to stress?