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Stress in verbs vs. nouns in English

When a word has both a noun and a verb form the noun form typically has stress in the first syllable while the verb form has stress in the second syllable. The most commonly confused words I hear are adult and address.

Noun Verb
Ad'dress
What is your address?
Address'
I will address that subject in my next book.
Per'mit
Do you have a permit for this work?
Permit'
Permit me to introduce myself.
De'fault
The default is 'yes'.
Default'
By not paying, one defaults on a loan.
De'sert
It rains infrequently in a desert.
Desert'
The soldier deserted his company.
Pro'gress
We are making progress.
Progress'
We are progressing towards our goal.
A'dult
How many adults are here?
Adul'terate
To corrupt, debase, or make impure.
Use of slang adul'terates a language.
Con'sole
A new stereo console.
Console'
I tried to console him in his grief.

Some words are distinguished between noun and verb by having an ice or ise ending. The ise ending is often pronounced like ize, but not always.

Device'
This device works like a radio.
Devise'
An act of thought, such as planning.
I will devise a method to achieve this.
Advice'
Will you give me your advice?
Advise'
Please advise me as to what I should do.
Li'cence
Here is your driving licence.
Li'cense
My company is licensed to provide this service.
Same pronunciation as licence. US English uses verb form for the noun.
Practice
I have my own legal practice.
Practise
I am practising violin.
Same pronunciation as practice. US English uses noun form for the verb.

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