sentence stress? How does it change the meaning of a sentence? In this video, I will teach you how saying a word louder and longer in a sentence can change the sentence’s meaning. Many English learners don’t listen for sentence stress and as a result, they don’t fully understand what someone is saying. I will teach you how to recognize sentence stress and how it can change meaning. Then we will practice listening to sentences with different word stress and examine their meanings together. I’ll share many examples so you’ll be able to hear how native speakers use sentence stress, and how you can do it too! At the end of this video, you can practice more with our quiz.
Hi everyone!, Can you please help me with something?
This sentence: “You mustn’t come here”, how to say this but in the past tense? Thank you!
You didn’t have to come here or you haven’t had to come here .
Wether you want to use simple past or past perfect .
This is not an order but the answer your are looking for.
“Must” has no past participle so you must use “have to” for the past tenses
Hope this help
The past tense of “must” is ought to.
you mustn’t have come here. (it’s a third form of “come”)
It should be in “Reported speech” because we can speak only at present.
Here is the sentence.
She said that I didn’t have to go there.
“must” only use in the present tense and it’s more about your feelings than necessity. You can use in reported speech structure as same or change into “had to” ; she said that “you must not come here” or she said that “you had not to come here”
Kind of off topic, but an interesting question.
“Must” doesn’t have a past. There are other ways to express the idea. Instead of “must” use “weren’t to,” “weren’t allowed/permitted to,” etc. However, those aren’t the past of your sentence. They’re ways to get around the fact that must (like some other modals) doesn’t have a past.
Great! Nice lesson
There are some important aspects on pronunciation that we as English students should be a bit more aware of their use.
For example, knowing well how to handle intonation, rhytm, and sentence/word stress in the spoken discurse can help us to convey the correct meaning and by doing so avoid having a hard time.
Thanks a million for this interesting pronunciation class Emma.
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I Love this lesson(Stress on love ;) )
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Hi Emma,I LOVE this video! I have a question: In story books how do I know the stress? Is it hard or easy to understand? Thank you
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by the way, I stressed the word “thanks” while writing.
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It was a great lesson to improve our listening. Thank you so much, Emma.
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I had got 5/7
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Can you please correct me if i am wrong in your quiz question one question is
Gowri loves cats.
In that love have “s” so as Cat, Is that not wrong? I think it should be either Gowri loves cat or Gowri love cats?
I got 5/7 correct
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I got 6 correct run out of 7!
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I love your method of teaching…stress on I ????
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You got 6 correct out of 7.
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yeah this one is a so important part of speech. Got 6 answers correct out of 7
Thanks a lot
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Before I saw your video Emma, my score 4/10
After I saw it…got 10/10 really helpful? thank you
Was very interesting lesson. Believe me, it was the first time that, I learned that how stress or loud on the letter changing the meaning of a sentence
Thanks… I really appreciate your lesson!
Thank you very mach so much because I learnt a lot from you thank you so much
I think that it’s a very important thing of any other things. How about you?
7/7. This lesson is very useful. Thank you so much, Emma!
Thank teacher Emma. It is useful lesson for me
An interesting and amusing lesson because STRESS is important if you want to show the true meaning of a sentence. This video class was as a game with different players, every player might be one stressed word which has to choose its meaning, might be possible, as an example. Thanks a lot, teacher Emma, we have learned how we can explain different ideas inside the same sentence.
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Dear Emma, first of all, thanks for this lesson. It is really useful for me. I just have one question: if I stress “a mistake” in the sentence “I know you made a mistake” will it mean something like that “I know it was a mistake, not something you did deliberately”?
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One moment of distraction, and one answer incorrect. But it’s fine. I got 6 out of 7. :)
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Hi guys. Someone can help me please?
Idon’t understood this sentence very well it’s:
”I should study english every day”
if we stress ”Should” it’s mean: I know I should study english daily, but I don’t. But How come it’s meaning that??? I don’t understood that because when we stressed ‘like’ in the sentence: ”I like your painting” it’s meaning: it’s an okay painting.
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MANY THANKS EMMA! (stressing all of word!) :)
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I got 86 bit before your lesson on this stress rule. I don’t know that stress really changes the meaning of the sentence. I never had noticed stress on word as a non native speaker.
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100 % It’s complicated …
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Nice Work !! Thank you. From your explanation: Stress should be louder, longer, and a little bit slower with emphasis. Once again, thank you, Emma.
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I would say, “You were not supposed to come here”
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