How to Pronounce Actively?

Author Alan Bianco

Posted Oct 25, 2022

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To pronounce actively, first break the word down into its syllables: ac-ti-ve-ly. Most people will naturally stress the first syllable, so to pronounce it correctly, you will need to stress the second syllable instead: ac-TI-ve-ly. The vowel sound in the second syllable is longer than the first, so it is important to exaggerate that sound when saying the word. Additionally, the l at the end of the word is usually silent, so don't pronounce it when saying actively.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to identify the stressed syllable in a word?

There are a few easy ways to identify the stressed syllable in a word. Monosyllabic words, such as come, go, sit etc., are usually stressed since they can't be multisyllabic and form one syllable. Numbers that end in "ty" are stressed on the first syllable while numbers that don't are usually unstressed. Most bisyllabic nouns and adjectives are usually stressed on the first syllable.

How to pronounce stress correctly?

Stressed syllable is louder, higher and longer in time.

Which syllable is usually stressed on the fifth syllable?

The fifth syllable is usually stressed on the "i" in "-tion".

Do you need to think about stress when you pronounce banana?

No, you don’t need to think about stress when you pronounce banana.

What is a stressed syllable?

The syllable on which the speaker uses more muscular energy and breath effort is the stressed syllable.

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Alan Bianco is an accomplished article author and content creator with over 10 years of experience in the field. He has written extensively on a range of topics, from finance and business to technology and travel. After obtaining a degree in journalism, he pursued a career as a freelance writer, beginning his professional journey by contributing to various online magazines.

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