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I heard the "control" word (and other similar words) stress depends on whether it is a noun or a verb. But I can't find any proof to that. Is it really so?

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I (native English speaker) pronounce them identically. –  TheMathemagician Apr 12 '13 at 11:16
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I (non-native speaker) have never heard anyone pronouncing it CONtrol –  mplungjan Apr 12 '13 at 12:00
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Examples of what you are talking about are: import, export, present, contract, object, refund, increase, decrease. All of them are nouns when the first syllable is stressed and verbs when the stress is on the second syllable. "Control" has only one stress as far as I know.

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+1. There may be others like control that have the same stress as verb and noun, but I can't think of any. –  Barrie England Apr 12 '13 at 11:33
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delight, husband, issue, reply –  MετάEd Apr 12 '13 at 11:50
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deLIGHT, HUSband, ISsue, rePLY in my vocabulary - and examples of verb/noun there? –  mplungjan Apr 12 '13 at 11:58
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