Mark the letter A, B, C or D to indicate the word which has different stress from others
Mark the word which has different stress from others: physically, equality, significantly, discriminate
Correct answer: A
Knowledge: Stress in words with 4 syllables
A. physically /ˈfɪzɪkli/
B. equality /iˈkwɒləti/
C. significantly /rɪˈmɑːkəbli/
D. discriminate /dɪˈskrɪmɪneɪt/
– The suffix “-ly” does not change the stress of the root word.
– Words ending in “-ity” have stress on the syllable immediately preceding it.
Words ending in “-ate” have stress on the syllable one syllable away.
The stress of answer A is on the first syllable, the rest is on the second syllable.