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GRAMMAR & STRUCTURE — Exercises
Syllables & Stress

 
 

Answer the following questions to check your knowledge of syllables.

Choose the number of syllables in each of the following words.

Example

sun

one
two
three

The correct answer is "one".



1.

pretty

  one
  two
  three
     
2.

handsome

  one
  two
  three
     
3.

Spanish

  one
  two
  three
     
4.

tired

  one
  two
  three
     
5.

Which is the correct stress for de:li:cious?

  DE:li:cious
  de:LI:cious
  de:li:CIOUS
     
6.

Which is the correct stress for: gen:tle?

  GEN:tle
  gen:tle
  GE:ntle
     
7.

Which is the correct stress for: ex:'pen:sive?

  EX:pen:sive
  ex:PEN:sive
  ex:pen:SIVE
     
8.

Which is the correct stress for: 'cir:cu:lar?

  CIR:cu:lar
  cir:CU:lar
  cir:cu:LAR
     
9.

Choose the number of syllables for the following word: delicious.

  one
  two
  three
     
10.

Choose the number of syllables for the following word: Canadian.

  four
  two
  three