Phrasal Verb Compound Stress
Listen to the following sentences. How does the stress change in the words in bold?
A. There’s the hotel! Let’s check in.
B. Check-in is open from 3pm-9pm.In the first sentence the stress is on ‘in’, in the second sentence the stress is on ‘check’.
How does stress change in phrasal verbs and compound nouns?
- Some phrasal verbs have corresponding compound nouns.
- Phrasal verbs (verb + particle) normally place stress on the particle.
- Compounds (words formed of two words) normally place stress on the first word.
- A hyphen is often added to make the compound.
Listen and repeat the phrasal verbs and compounds below:
drive through/ drive-throughwork out/ workoutturn over/ turnovercall back/ callbackhand out/ handoutmake over/ makeoverwrite off/ write-offbuild up/ build-upsit in/ sit-infeed back/ feedback
Mark the stress in the words in bold:
A. Oh no! I’ve dropped my handbag. Can you pick it up
B. The journalists suspect that there has been a police cover-up.
C. After a quick stopover in Paris we were soon off on our journey.
D. Put the fire on. I need to warm up.
E. This is a very difficult exercise. Can you tell me how to work it out?
F. I went to the doctor for a checkup.
G. Look out! That car almost hit you!
H. Please pay at checkout number 6, please.
A. pick ˈup B. ˈcover-up C. ˈstopover D. warm ˈup E. work ˈout F. ˈcheckup G. look ˈout H. ˈcheckout