2.5a(1)(b) Parts of speech.

Some words are pronounced and divided in two different ways, depending on whether they are used as nouns, adjectives, or verbs. Therefore, it may be necessary to determine from context which part of speech is involved. Examples:

Long Sound:

pre-
sent [verb]

re-
cord [verb]

pro-
gress [verb]

pre-
cedent [adjective]

Short Sound:

pres-
ent [noun]

rec-
ord [noun]

prog-
ress [noun]

prec-
edent [noun]

Unfortunately, some dictionaries show only one entry for most of these words, and bury the alternative use(s) within the definition paragraph, so it is important to note the part of speech and the pronunciation when dividing them between lines.