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Is it a noun, is it a verb? Test your English pronunciation
Some nouns and verbs have the same form in English. For example: The runner set an Olympic record. (noun) I record music in my garage. (verb) However, the pronunciation (or syllable stress) is different. Where "record" is used as a noun, the stress is on the first syllable: RE-cord (where "re" is the same sound as the "re" in "relative"). But when "record" is used as a verb, the stress is on the second syllable: re-CORD, and the "re" sounds like "ri", as in "remember".)
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