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    Default Where should the tonic stress be?

    With the symbol | I mark a pause.
    With R - rising intonation
    With F - falling intonation
    With bold type - tonic (nuclear) stress (or logical stress)
    With ' - sentence stress

    1) She Rstops me and Fsays,| " FBoy,| 'come Fhere,| 'come Fup to me."|| I Fgo up to her.
    2) She 'stops me and Fsays,| " FBoy,| 'come Fhere,| 'come up to Fme."|| I Fgo up to her.
    2) She 'stops me and Fsays,| " F Boy,| 'come Fhere,| 'come up to Fme."|| I go Fup to her.

    Which intonation pattern is the best and most natural in the above sentences?

    Last edited by englishhobby; 25-Dec-2012 at 07:19.
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