Sentence Stress

Sentence Stress is essential for speaking and understanding English.

With Sentence Stress, some words in a sentence are “stressed” (loud) and other words are weak (quiet). Look at the following sentence:

We want to go.

Do we say every word with the same stress or force?

No! We make the important words BIG and the unimportant words small. What are the important words in this sentence? Yes, you’re right: WANT and GO

We WANT to GO.

We WANT to GO to WORK.

We DON’T WANT to GO to WORK.

We DON’T WANT to GO to WORK at NIGHT.

It’s impossible to explain everything about Sentence Stress in this email. The important thing for you is that you know it exists and try to learn about it. Sentence Stress is very important!

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