Where does the stress fall?
Below are given expressions consisting of two words. They are grouped into two, one with the stress falling on the first word, the other on the second.
The stress falling on the first word
On the second word
There are a countless number of these expressions. I hope there will be some ways to predict where the stress falls when given such expressions.
The length of words, the degree of maturity as expressions, etc seem to be related to the matter.
Thanks in advance
"The length of words, the degree of maturity as expressions, etc seem to be related to the matter."
Not necessarily true. You just have to use them frequently so your ear gets trained.
I am amazed how many different ways the word "American" is stressed.