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?

The Three Consonant Rule

The three consonant rule

When a word ends with three consonant sounds, native speakers will drop the middle sound. This makes these words easier to pronounce.