stressed and unstressed syllables

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how do you know a stressed or unstressed syllable

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    You can either hear it or you can check a dictionary.

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    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/dictionary

    Look at the entry for the word "dictionary" -- do you see the word itself divided into syllables? Right under that, in brackets, is the pronunciation. Notice that the first syllable is in bold while the others aren't. That means that the first syllable is stressed.

    This is how this particular dictionary indicates stressed syllables. Other dictionaries may do something different.

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