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    Christmas carol (main stress)

    According to Macmillan English Dictionary for Advanced Learners of American English, carol has the main stress.
    According to Longman Advanced American Dictionary, Christmas has the main stress.
    In the compound Christmas carol, which word do you think has the main stress?
    http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/christmas-carol
    Last edited by sitifan; 26-Dec-2016 at 15:37.
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    Re: Christmas carol (main stress)

    In AmE the first syllable of Christmas has the main stress.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Christmas carol (main stress)

    I give equal stress to the first syllable of each word.

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    Re: Christmas carol (main stress)

    You can listen to three native speakers saying "Christmas carol" HERE.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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