I´ve been trying to find this in the forums, but I haven´t been able to. Examples: transfer (v) is pronounced in Brit English transfer (stress on the second syllable), and in Am English: transfer (stress on the first). Donate (Brit); donate (Am). So, in Am English you tend to stress the first syllable, but is there a rule? The only one I was told is about 2-syllable verbs ending in -ate (also e.g. dictate, locate, rotate); but I wonder if this is always true (e.g. translate?). And I may be wrong in all this; please correct me. I´d appreciate any comments. Thank you. Saludos a todos.