Hello.

The fact that i know is to make the strss on the syllable before the "ic" but i know that there are many exceptions in english language like in the words "poletic", "polemic"... Please can you find me many other words .. I have forgotten them. Too many thanks.

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Polemic isn't an exception - it's pronounced po-LEM-ic. I hadn't really thought about how words ending -ic are stressed, but you're right, the only ones I can thing of are stressed before -ic, apart from "bishopric" (Which is very rare. You're unlikely to hear "bishopric" in everyday speech - "diocese" is the norm).

Em-PHAT-ic, cal-or-IF-ic, ter-RIF-ic, po-ET-ic... Nope, can't think of any others which are stressed differently.

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