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Why is the accent on "petrol" and "patrol" different?

Discussion in 'Language & Culture' started by Loureiro Gui, Oct 8, 2018.

  1. Loureiro Gui

    Loureiro Gui Guest

    Petrol and patrol are written very similarly, though completely and obviouslyg different in meaning. My question here is actually about the accent on these words.

    Why is petrol stressed on PE, and patrol stressed on TROL? What are the grammar rules applied here?

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