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    Hi There,

    Can you tell me where the stress falls on the words:
    Implemented and implementing

    Thank you loads

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    Re: stress

    In both words, it falls on the first syllable. (American English)

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    Re: stress

    Quote Originally Posted by vivemafille View Post
    In both words, it falls on the first syllable. (American English)

    (not a professional teacher) In NZ English, I would agree with that for the primary stress, but we say both words like this:

    IMpleMENTed and IMpleMENTing, with a clear secondary stress on "ment". This contrasts with the word IMplement, as a noun meaning "tool" which for us has only that primary stress. As a verb, IMpleMENT is not uncommon

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    Re: stress

    Hi Stuartnz

    Thanks a lot, It was very helpful.

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