Question 21: Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word that describes from the other three in the position of primary stress in each of the questions: decide, express, final
decide /dɪˈsaɪd/ (v): decide
Eg: Why did you decide to look for a new job?
– describe /dɪˈskraɪb/ (v): describe
Eg: Describe how you did it.
– express /ɪkˈspress/ (v): to express, to express, to express
Eg: He expressed his anger openly.
→ Some two-syllable verbs ending in -ide, -scribe, -press have the stress on the second syllable.
– final /Tainl/ (adj): last (Two-syllable adjectives usually have stress on the first syllable 1)
Eg: They find each other in the final chapter of the book.