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    under stress

    Is this collocation used to refer to syllables? Stress the first syllable/ stressed syllable/ the stress falls on the first syllable/ to place the stress on the first syllable . Is it possible to make up the sentence 'The first syllable is under stress.'?

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    Re: under stress

    No. Say:

    The first syllable is the one that's stressed.

    OR

    You put the stress on the first syllable.

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    Re: under stress

    No. 'The first syllable is stressed.'

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    Re: under stress

    To be under stress means that a person or object is subjected to stress. For example, if you have a six-week-old baby who wakes up every two hours, and a needy two-year-old, you're liable to be under stress.
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