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In English, when we stress something, it means _______________________.

When we stress a word in a sentence, it can change or add new meaning to sentence.

"Amy loves you."
If I stress the word "you", it likely means:

"I work hard."
If I stress the word "I", it most likely means:

"Mike Tyson had 18 bathrooms in his mansion."
If I stress the word "had" in this sentence, it means:

"Gowri loves cats."
If I stress the word "cats", it most likely means:

"I should study English every day."
If I stress the word "should", it most likely means:

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200 Comments on “How SENTENCE STRESS changes meaning in English”

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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!

Monday, September 4th 2017

    Hello Katy
    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

    Thursday, September 7th 2017

    The past tense of “must” is ought to.

    Friday, September 22nd 2017

    you mustn’t have come here. (it’s a third form of “come”)

    Tuesday, October 3rd 2017

    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.

    Friday, November 24th 2017

    “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”

    Saturday, November 10th 2018

    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.

    Sunday, November 11th 2018

Great! Nice lesson

Monday, September 4th 2017

    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.

    Tuesday, September 5th 2017

Very interesting and useful. Thank you teacher Emma! I will ALWAYS practice it!

Monday, September 4th 2017

Wohoo! I got all correct. That’s surprising for me. Thank you Emma. You are an amazing teacher. Love you a lot .

Tuesday, September 5th 2017

I got all correct. That’s so surprising for me. You are an amazing teaching. Thanks for teaching.

Tuesday, September 5th 2017

Thanks Emma
I Love this lesson(Stress on love ;) )

Tuesday, September 5th 2017

    hi evreyone, could you explain about between word building ( Subject- person- Adjective) please

    Sunday, September 24th 2017

Very interesting and useful, Thank you.

Tuesday, September 5th 2017

Great teacher, great lesson, great quiz. Thank you so much dear Emma

Tuesday, September 5th 2017


    Tuesday, September 5th 2017

Ms.Emma could you make a lesson about construction ???

Tuesday, September 5th 2017

    that would be ????????

    Tuesday, September 5th 2017

nice lesson and nice explain always.
thanks Emma

Tuesday, September 5th 2017

Thanks Emma, this lesson was great..

Tuesday, September 5th 2017

it was too easy to understand ,,, thanks to you Emma .

Tuesday, September 5th 2017

It was a great lesson

Tuesday, September 5th 2017

thank you very much emma

Tuesday, September 5th 2017

Thank you, Emma!!! I love your lessons!!

Tuesday, September 5th 2017

Nice lesson thanks

Tuesday, September 5th 2017

Thanks Emma.

Tuesday, September 5th 2017

I LOVE this teacher Emma.

Tuesday, September 5th 2017

Thanks Emma!!Interesting lesson!!

Tuesday, September 5th 2017

very useful lesson, thanks a lot

Tuesday, September 5th 2017

Thank you…..!!

Tuesday, September 5th 2017

Nice lesson,thank you Emma.

Tuesday, September 5th 2017

im so glad I watched this video I got a star in literacy. thanks very much my dear Emma I possibly can’t thank you enough.;] :}

Tuesday, September 5th 2017

could you make a video on plural

Tuesday, September 5th 2017

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

Tuesday, September 5th 2017

Have a nice day or an evening or a night Emma and many thanks for this excellent video :)

Tuesday, September 5th 2017

thanks emma
how can contact with u?!!

Tuesday, September 5th 2017

thank you so much, Amma for such a great lesson.
by the way, I stressed the word “thanks” while writing.

Tuesday, September 5th 2017

I love this teacher! thank you!

Tuesday, September 5th 2017

7/7 :D

Tuesday, September 5th 2017

Good lesson! Thank you very much!

Tuesday, September 5th 2017

Hi, Emma. Thanks, a lot for a marvellous lesson

Wednesday, September 6th 2017

7/7 Good lesson!

Wednesday, September 6th 2017

mrs emma . thank you for this awesome lesson

Wednesday, September 6th 2017

thanx a lot .. i really enjoyed it

Wednesday, September 6th 2017

Hi, Adam. Thanks for your explanation about English. I would like if you could explain me about Hyphen. If you had already explained about it? Please share me the link.
I’m so glad that I can join this site.

Mardi RM

Wednesday, September 6th 2017

Thanks Emma. 7/7. Take care.

Wednesday, September 6th 2017

Tks Emma! The lesson is clear to me.

Wednesday, September 6th 2017

Thanks, teacher Emma … You’re a GOOD teacher!

Wednesday, September 6th 2017

Thank you, Emma. A very interesting lesson!

Wednesday, September 6th 2017

It was not so difficult, because you realy good explained everything, and I got 100%. Thank you Emma!!!

Wednesday, September 6th 2017

Emma, thanks for the lesson, I had 6/7

Wednesday, September 6th 2017

It was a great lesson to improve our listening. Thank you so much, Emma.

Wednesday, September 6th 2017

thank you!

Wednesday, September 6th 2017

Nice cousrce Emma, thanks :)

Thursday, September 7th 2017

this is a wonderful free english video website and it has so professional teachers. but the most of Chinese people cant watch it in youtube . what’s a pity ! fortunately, i can watch it by using VPN(which is a App for overing the wall), so l introduce this website to my friends who are learning english.

Thursday, September 7th 2017


    Tuesday, November 28th 2017

I got 100% correct!!thank you emma!!xxx

Thursday, September 7th 2017

Thank you Emma. You are an amazing teacher. I got 7/7

Thursday, September 7th 2017

I had got 5/7

Thursday, September 7th 2017

No videos.

Thursday, September 7th 2017

    You seem to be posting from China, where YouTube is blocked. You’ll have to use a VPN or a mirror site to watch the videos!

    Saturday, September 9th 2017

Hi, Teacher, great lesson, have years learning English and never found out this topic; keep going with these great surprises, Thanks.

Thursday, September 7th 2017

100% sweet! thank you. Emma, you you you have got sexy voice ;)

Thursday, September 7th 2017

thank’s for your support, you’re a great teacher!!😉

Thursday, September 7th 2017

thnx a lot….

Friday, September 8th 2017

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?


Friday, September 8th 2017

I got 5/7 correct

Sunday, September 10th 2017

Hello my friend’s
I need some one to talk with him in English ,,to develop my writing and talking …this is my name on facebook
Mohammad shaal

Sunday, September 10th 2017

Emma I’m very interesting in your channel on YouTube ..thanks very much about what you did
I will complete all your lessons in the next days

Sunday, September 10th 2017

I got 6 correct run out of 7!

Sunday, September 10th 2017

That was very good

Sunday, September 10th 2017

very nice 7/7

Sunday, September 10th 2017

Thanks Emma!

Sunday, September 10th 2017

YOU are the best teacher.Thanks

Monday, September 11th 2017

I love your method of teaching…stress on I ????

Tuesday, September 12th 2017

hi emma i wanna online speaking traing from you.

Tuesday, September 12th 2017

Thank you for the lesson Emma!

Tuesday, September 12th 2017

Thanks Emma, you are a very good teacher. Your lessons are very useful.

Tuesday, September 12th 2017

Thank you very much Emma, this lesson was very helpfully to me.

Tuesday, September 12th 2017

Very important lesson

Tuesday, September 12th 2017

You got 6 correct out of 7.

thank you teacher

Wednesday, September 13th 2017

5/7 good

Wednesday, September 13th 2017

Great lesson…

Wednesday, September 13th 2017

nice teacher

Wednesday, September 13th 2017

hi everyone!!! may be someone want to improve english in real conversations???

Thursday, September 14th 2017

Hi everyone.
I’m new here anyone can help me? How I can learning and how can use this program.

Friday, September 15th 2017

yeah this one is a so important part of speech. Got 6 answers correct out of 7
Thanks a lot

Friday, September 15th 2017

Thanks Teacher Emma.
i love YOUR lesson and it makes several meaning with only stress on a simple sentence. Pretty worth learning.

Friday, September 15th 2017

Thanks emma

Friday, September 15th 2017

Excellent, like always

Saturday, September 16th 2017


nice lesson thanking you

i invite you to come and visit my tamil nadu mam

Sunday, September 17th 2017

Before I saw your video Emma, my score 4/10
After I saw it…got 10/10 really helpful👍 thank you

Sunday, September 17th 2017

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

Sunday, September 17th 2017

thanks Emma!

Monday, September 18th 2017

Thanks… I really appreciate your lesson!

Wednesday, September 20th 2017

Thank you very mach so much because I learnt a lot from you thank you so much

Wednesday, September 20th 2017

I think that it’s a very important thing of any other things. How about you?

Wednesday, September 20th 2017

7/7. This lesson is very useful. Thank you so much, Emma!

Wednesday, September 20th 2017

Thank teacher Emma. It is useful lesson for me

Thursday, September 21st 2017

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.

Thursday, September 21st 2017

great lesson

Friday, September 22nd 2017

very nice!! thanks

Friday, September 22nd 2017

Thank you. I have learned A LOT with this lesson.

Saturday, September 23rd 2017

Hi I’m interested to study English one on one… I have trouble in pronunciation. Can you help me?

Sunday, September 24th 2017

Hi Emma , I would like to say that i love your way so much & i love you so much .

Thank you very much Emma

Monday, September 25th 2017

thanks excellent lesson.its very helpful

blessings =)

Tuesday, September 26th 2017

Thank you teacher Emma. I’m so interested in your way of teaching, I love it. Thank you again

Friday, September 29th 2017

Thank teacher Emma.Your lessons are great.

Tuesday, October 3rd 2017

Hello my friends.Please I need someone to speak with me in English to improve my language.

Tuesday, October 3rd 2017

Thanks Emma! I LOVE you so much. You´re the best! Cheers

Wednesday, October 4th 2017

Thanks my dear Emma.
You are the best teacher that I’ve seen sofar.

Friday, October 6th 2017

Thanks, teacher Emma. Very nice lesson. :)

Sunday, October 8th 2017

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”?

Monday, October 9th 2017

Nice lesson! Thanks for the effort.

Tuesday, October 10th 2017

This lesson it’s truly interested.

Wednesday, October 11th 2017

100% good lesson

Wednesday, October 11th 2017

It was extremely great 👍 thank you!

Thursday, October 12th 2017

This lesson really had helped me to understand some sentences. My listening is getting better every day. Thank you, Emma.

Thursday, October 12th 2017

Thank you Emma :)

Friday, October 13th 2017

thank you so much

Sunday, October 15th 2017

thx for the lesson

Monday, October 16th 2017

Yes100, thanks teacher…see you soon

Wednesday, October 18th 2017

Great lesson Emma. Thanks a lot !

Thursday, October 19th 2017

thanks a lot emma

Monday, October 23rd 2017

ohh i got it very well thanks emaa a lot

Monday, October 23rd 2017

I really enjoyed with lesson. Thanks

Tuesday, October 24th 2017

I’m surprised that I got 7/7.

Wednesday, October 25th 2017

I like Emma’s lectures

Thursday, October 26th 2017

Hello Miss Emma I really like your video

Sunday, October 29th 2017

Thanks Emma, I am sure your lesson will help me make my tv show watching way more enjoyable

Monday, October 30th 2017

Thanks you Emma, I love your classes.

Thursday, November 2nd 2017

Good lesson!!!

Saturday, November 4th 2017

I love it!

Tuesday, November 7th 2017

One moment of distraction, and one answer incorrect. But it’s fine. I got 6 out of 7. :)

Tuesday, November 7th 2017

I love it

Wednesday, November 15th 2017

Nice lesson. I have known it well. All of my answers are correct.

Friday, November 24th 2017

This lesson was important i understand very well, only one quastion i make mistake but 9 others i got it corract answers Mss emma godbless you thanks alot

Monday, November 27th 2017

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.

Wednesday, November 29th 2017

HI! teacher! if you are reading this comment, I give you thanks for your videos about English.

Monday, December 4th 2017

thanks emma ,perfect

Saturday, December 16th 2017

Dificult lesson, but you are a very good teacher. Excelent.

Thursday, December 28th 2017

I LOVE Emma English lesson!

Saturday, December 30th 2017

I love your lesson. You guess.

Tuesday, January 9th 2018

thank you very much

Wednesday, January 10th 2018

thanks Emma

Tuesday, January 16th 2018

It is a nice lesson, I like it very much, thank you Emma.

Wednesday, January 17th 2018

Nice lesson thanks Emma

Monday, January 22nd 2018

wow!I got 7/7! really helpful👍👍👍

Monday, January 22nd 2018

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Wednesday, January 24th 2018

Thanks Emma. I made 6 out of 7.

Saturday, January 27th 2018

Thanks, Emma!I feel I found out one of the most important secrets. I got 100

Wednesday, January 31st 2018

so many people leaning English here wow

Thursday, February 1st 2018

Great lesson !!!

Saturday, February 3rd 2018

thanks for this interesting lesson

Saturday, February 3rd 2018

That’s great, I love it

Tuesday, February 6th 2018

100 You got 7 correct out of 7:D

thanks Emma <3

Monday, February 12th 2018

Hi guys
I saw a one Emma’s video on youtube and i like so i came to here
Emma is great

Thank Emma

Monday, February 26th 2018

MANY THANKS EMMA! (stressing all of word!) :)

Thursday, March 15th 2018

thank you teacher Emma

Tuesday, March 27th 2018

Emma, Thank you so much.

Sunday, April 8th 2018

Thanks Emma!

Sunday, May 6th 2018

Thank you very much for your nice lesson

Wednesday, May 30th 2018

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.
Thanks emma

Friday, June 1st 2018

thanks emma

Tuesday, June 5th 2018

Thank you Emma,You’re a great teacher.

Tuesday, June 19th 2018

Thank you so much emma, it’s very usefull for me. 😊👍

Tuesday, July 10th 2018

Thanks Emma. I got 7/7.

Tuesday, July 31st 2018

you’re a great teacher,thanks a lot .

Saturday, August 4th 2018

was useful.

Sunday, August 12th 2018

I got 100, Emma’s lessons are the best!

Monday, August 20th 2018

Tks Emma! You are a great teacher!! I got 100

Wednesday, August 22nd 2018

certainly this lesson is important

Wednesday, September 12th 2018

Thank Emma. Your lesson is very userful to me. I love your voice and your lessons a lot. In Viet Nam you are very famous because many learning English websites or English centres recommend your vidios to learn listening skill. Thank you again.

Saturday, November 24th 2018


Friday, November 30th 2018

Thank you very much Mrs. Emma.

Wednesday, January 16th 2019

Wow! It’s really really useful lessom for me.I should listen to the native speakers more.Thank you so much for your effort by teaching us very clearly. I love studying English.

Tuesday, January 22nd 2019

100 % It’s complicated …
Thank you Emma

Friday, February 1st 2019

Great, it´s so easy with you Emma

Monday, February 11th 2019

you are great teacher Mrs Emma

Wednesday, February 13th 2019

thank you for lesson emma!

Wednesday, February 20th 2019

Thank you Emma. I got 100%.

Saturday, February 23rd 2019

Thanks emma for great lesson

Sunday, February 24th 2019

thank Emma

Friday, April 12th 2019

I got all correct. That’s so surprising for me. You are an amazing teacher. Thanks for teaching.

Tuesday, May 21st 2019

Nice Work !! Thank you. From your explanation: Stress should be louder, longer, and a little bit slower with emphasis. Once again, thank you, Emma.

Wednesday, July 3rd 2019

Thanks Emma

Monday, July 15th 2019

Your lessons are very useful. Thanks so much.

Tuesday, July 23rd 2019

Thanks Emma, l had 4/7

Saturday, August 10th 2019

Wow! I got a perfect score!
I enjoy English lesson With Emma.

Friday, August 16th 2019

it is a great lesson

Saturday, October 12th 2019

I love YOUR VOICE and THE WAY you describe the meaning.

Sunday, January 12th 2020

I have done.

Saturday, March 28th 2020

Come on! The Second time 10/10. It’s better do some quiz after watch English lesson. Emma’s video is great!

Sunday, April 12th 2020

I would say, “You were not supposed to come here”

Wednesday, May 13th 2020

Hello…I’d like to brush my speaking up. Is there anyone who is interested in speaking to me on a regular basis basis? My whatsapp number is +8801812788727.
Thank you.

Saturday, May 23rd 2020

I loved your lesson! 🤝🏻

Sunday, May 24th 2020

Thank you for a very interesting lesson on listening and intonation

Friday, June 26th 2020

Thanks Emma! I loooooved this lesson!

Friday, August 14th 2020

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