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    Default doubts on Exercise: which word should be stressed in order to elicit an answer?

    This "stress" subject has always been hard for me. I hope you can help me, please!

    This exercice is rather big, I managed to do most of it but I have some remaining doubts:

    This is the exercise:
    (...)which word should be stressed in order to elicit the answer:

    1 - Did you say your leaving tonight?

    WHICH WORD from this question should I stress to produce the following answers:

    answer1: I did not
    answer2: No, my brother said that.


    2 - Is he going to take that job?

    WHICH WORD from this question should I stress to produce the answer:

    answer: No, he's changed his mind.


    3 - Are you seeing Michael this afternoon?

    WHICH WORD from this question should I stress to produce the answer:

    answer: Yes, most definitely.

    4 - Is your son flying to Madrid?

    WHICH WORD from this question should I stress to produce the answer:

    answer: Yes, he is going tomorrow night.


    Looking forward for your help!
    thanks

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    Default Re: doubts on Exercise: which word should be stressed in order to elicit an answer?

    Quote Originally Posted by eddiev View Post
    This "stress" subject has always been hard for me. I hope you can help me, please!

    This exercice is rather big, I managed to do most of it but I have some remaining doubts:

    This is the exercise:
    (...)which word should be stressed in order to elicit the answer:

    1 - Did you say your leaving tonight?

    WHICH WORD from this question should I stress to produce the following answers:

    answer1: I did not
    answer2: No, my brother said that.


    2 - Is he going to take that job?

    WHICH WORD from this question should I stress to produce the answer:

    answer: No, he's changed his mind.


    3 - Are you seeing Michael this afternoon?

    WHICH WORD from this question should I stress to produce the answer:

    answer: Yes, most definitely.

    4 - Is your son flying to Madrid?

    WHICH WORD from this question should I stress to produce the answer:

    answer: Yes, he is going tomorrow night.


    Looking forward for your help!
    thanks
    Youcould stress more than one word to obtain those answers in all of your examples.

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    Default Re: doubts on Exercise: which word should be stressed in order to elicit an answer?

    The only one that seems to have a clear answer is "Did YOU say you..." for the answer "No, my brother did."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: doubts on Exercise: which word should be stressed in order to elicit an answer?

    Quote Originally Posted by eddiev View Post
    1 - Did you say you"re leaving tonight?

    WHICH WORD from this question should I stress to produce the following answers:

    answer1: I did not
    answer2: No, my brother said that.


    2 - Is he going to take that job?

    WHICH WORD from this question should I stress to produce the answer:

    answer: No, he's changed his mind.


    3 - Are you seeing Michael this afternoon?

    WHICH WORD from this question should I stress to produce the answer:

    answer: Yes, most definitely.

    4 - Is your son flying to Madrid?

    WHICH WORD from this question should I stress to produce the answer:

    answer: Yes, he is going tomorrow night.

    Those in purple are the ones I picked as most likely to be stressed.


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