cubix wrote:If you work, do you think you'll get promotion in the next year?
if you WORK, do you THINK you'll GET proMOtion in the NEXT YEAR?
cubix wrote:If you're a student or unemployed do you think you'll find a job soon?
if you're a STUdent or unemPLOYed do you THINK you'll FIND a JOB SOON?
In simple terms, stressed words are content words like (main) verbs, nouns, adjectives and adverbs. Unstressed words are structure words like pronouns, prepositions and conjunctions. Auxiliary verbs and the verb to be even as a main verb are usually unstressed. This is for neutral stress. Any word can be stressed for emphasis in contrastive stress.
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