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5th grade

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could you help explain unstressed syllables? Homework is to underline the unstressed syllable or syllables.
Examples of words dozen, spinach. ext.

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  • 5th grade -

    The unstressed syllables are the ones spoken a bit less loudly than the stressed ones. Below, the stressed syllables are in CAPS, while the unstressed ones are in lower-case.

    DO-zen
    SPI-nach
    im-POS-si-ble
    IN-ter-es-ting
    SYL-la-bles
    HOME-work
    ex-PLAIN

    You can re-post with additional words about which you have questions. Be sure to look them up in a dictionary first, though. The dictionary tells you what the stressed syllables are in the pronunciation section for each word.

    http://www.dictionary.com

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/syllable?qsrc=2888

  • 5th grade -

    relative unstressed syllables

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