Mark the main stress on the word below by underlining the vowel of the stressed syllable.
Example: hospital / understand
9. record (noun)
10. record (verb)
Prefer, allow, record (v) are stressed on the second "fer", "llow" and "cord"
record (n): "rec" is stressed. ord becomes urd.
prediction: anytime ya see -tion, you can expect stress just before that. In this case, it is "dic"
preference: "pref" is stressed.
,photo'grahic (note the suffix -ic)
pho'tography n pho'tographer (look at greek suffix graphy, logy, etc)
,contro'versial (whenever you see some vowel cluster like -ia-, expect the stress to fall on the just before that one)