American English speakers use lot of phrasal verbs when they speak.
Most of my accent reduction coaching clients never learned how to stress and link these words to say them smoothly.⤻ ⤼
Here’s the secret-
Phrasal verbs are always stressed on the second part. The two parts are linked together.
They are not said as separate words! That sounds too choppy to the American listener! ☹
Here’s a few examples of phrasal verbs frequently used in IT and business.
- loGON (log on)
- loGIN (log in)
- loGOUt (log out)
- turNON (turn on)
- turNOFF (turn off)
- tuneDUP (tuned up)
- bacKUP (back up)
- pushedBACK (pushed back)
- puDOFF (put off)
- sigNIN (sign in)
There are many, many more that we love to use.
Stressing phrasal verbs on the second part and linking the two words together is just one way to speak English smoothly. ♬
PLUS-Putting emphasis on the second syllable makes these words sound like verbs instead of nouns.
If you don’t know the rules for stress (emphasis) in phrasal verb & nouns, take this short QUIZ.
Pronouncing Phrasal Nouns & Verbs
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