Pick out the word that has the stress pattern different from that of the other words: favorite, exciting, solemn, wonderful
Correct answer: GET
Knowledge: Word stress with 2, 3 syllables
A. favorite /ˈfeɪvərɪt/
B. exciting /ɪkˈsaɪtɪŋ/
C. solemn /ˈsɒləm/
D. wonderful /ˈwʌndəfl/
Rule: The suffix “-ful” does not change the stress of the root word.
The stress of answer B is on the second syllable, the rest is on the first syllable.