Mammoth Memory

Change of stress

Note how words can change depending on which syllable is stressed.

Example 1

Desert (run away from armed forces, leave, abandon)

Desert to run away


desert is stressed and unstressed

Desert (dry, sandy region)

desert as in sandy 


sandy desert stressed and unstressed


Example 2

Rebel (as in a rebel soldier who fights against an established government)

stressed and unstressed example 2


Rebel stress in rebel where to place the stress poetry

Rebel (as in to rebel against authority, e.g. teenagers rebel against their parents)

Too rebel image



Example 3 

Present (a gift, e.g. a birthday present)

Stressed and unstressed example 3 


present is stressed and unstressed

Present (as in making a presentation)

Stress to present


to present is stressed and unstressed

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