I am not a teacher.Hi everyone
Please I was woundering if someone could help me with this question my son has set me
Explain the difference between the following pairs of
sentences. Are there any pronunciation differences?
1. She read the letter which upset me. In this instance, it is the letter which has upset the other person.
It could be a letter which contained bad news from a friend, so it had caused "her" to be upset.
She read the letter, which upset me. In this instance, she is reading a letter which could be any letter, and the fact that it is being read is upsetting. It could be a letter which the other person thought was a secret, and knowing that it has been read by someone else is upsetting.
2. He keeps his canary in the bathroom.
He keeps his canary in the bathroom? The question mark at the end here indicates that you would raise your voice a bit in tone to indicate that you think it's strange or silly to keep the canary in the bathroom.
3. They went to Austria and Italy. These two are identical, did you leave something out?
They went to Austria and Italy ...
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