WORD STRESS: How to Pronounce ADDRESS – American English Word Stress for Nouns and Verbs

WORD STRESS: How to Pronounce ADDRESS – American English Word Stress for Nouns and Verbs


hi this is Jennifer from Tarlw speech
with your pronunciation question today’s pronunciation question is
regarding syllable or word stress and it is regarding when we say the word
address the noun versus address the verb and this is a very simple rule that
we’re going to learn that you can apply to many words that are spelled the same
but pronounced a little differently depending on if they’re a noun or a verb
let’s use a little mnemonic typically nouns come first in a sentence so you
can remember since nouns typically come come first you are going to stress
syllable number one in a noun since verbs usually come second in the
sentence we are going to stress syllable two so the difference here will be
address versus address so I could say I am going to put my address on the
envelope or I can say I am going to address the envelope so give that a try
I know people are going to notice the difference if you found this video
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27 thoughts on “WORD STRESS: How to Pronounce ADDRESS – American English Word Stress for Nouns and Verbs

  1. Thank you, it feels good when people do not ask you to repeat a word again, because they are not able to understand what you are saying, thank you for your help, they really notice the difference.

  2. The video is great especially when you said nouns come first so we should stress the first syllable.

  3. Thank you for this clarification. I find that at least 95% of actors as well as ordinary people pronounce the noun: ad DRESS, as though it were a verb.

  4. Thank you so much . So all this time I pronounced it right , and American people keep correcting me : you mean addrEss?))

  5. All this time I thought I prounce it wrong cos english is not my mother tounge and I assist english speaking people everyday and they prounce address like if it is a verb. I am glad I am prouncing it right πŸ™‚ Thank you for this video!

  6. that's just for American English though, right? Never heard anything other than second syllable emphasis in 'address' in British English

  7. I always pronounce it this way but people at work make me feel like I don't know how lol. I always say the noun as ADDress, but people at work say it like the verb 'adDRESS'… I get so confused.

  8. Thank you very much for your help… Quick question… Does stress of this word change when it is plural? – – addresses

  9. i am a teacher and i was tought something from this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwoooooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

  10. What a lovely lady.
    Just watched Simpsons episode where Lisa says "that's our addrEss". It sounded wrong to me. And here I am. Many people learn English by watching tv shows and there are a lot of all kind of mistakes.
    Thank you for the clarification.

  11. This is a bit misguiding, according to the Cambridge Dictionary, the stress simply changes according to whether it's UK or US English. Anyway I can assure that UK/Ireland only have the e-stressed version of the word.

  12. This channel is best address to learn, grammar, sounds, pronounces, suffix short, long etc!! Hi guys!! Let's watch more times!!! Ms. Tarle, thank you!!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

  13. Wow i thought i was wrong the whole time. I actually pronounce it correctly. I just hear a lot of people saying it in the verb form so I got confused.

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