This paragraph is mostly about "accented syllables". The first sentence refers to the second, more important topic sentence.

36. When a word has more than one syllable, one of the syllables is always a little louder than the others. The syllable with the louder stress is the accented syllable. It may seem that the placement of accents in words is often random or accidental, but these are some rules that usually work.

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