The Most Common Syllable Stress Pattern

You must use the correct syllable stress patterns

If you’re at all knowledgeable about American English pronunciation, you understand that using syllable stress correctly is one of the KEYS to clear communication.

American listeners need you to stress the correct syllable when you say a word. If you don’t do that, there’s a very good chance that they won’t understand you!

The most common syllable stress pattern

The info-graphic below shows you the most common syllable stress pattern in American English.

Take a look. You may be surprised at this very important rule for speaking clear American English.

Do you know this rule for speaking with an American accent?

How to stress 2 syllable nouns in American English


Read the graphic carefully to see how Americans stress syllables in two syllable nouns when they speak.

You simply must apply these rules in order to speak English in a way that Americans will understand.

Learn syllable stress rules & patterns

How can you learn these rules and patterns for correct American English pronunciation?

My iPad book for the American accent teaches you the fundamental rules for using syllable stress.

Rules, Sentence & Dialog Practice

Not only that, my iPad book provides you with sentences and dialogs that you can use to practice these patterns.

If you’re an iPad user working to improving your American accent, check out my very interactive, easy to use iBook.

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