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    meaning of the sentence Hes your boyfriend?

    I have to write briefly how the meaning of the sentence Hes your boyfriend? changes if the stress falls on each of the following highlighted words.

    HE'S your boyfriend?
    He's YOUR boyfriend?
    He's your BOYFRIEND?

    could any good teacher out there offer an example and help get my creative juices flowing

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    Re: meaning of the sentence Hes your boyfriend?

    Quote Originally Posted by tonyheaney View Post
    I have to write briefly how the meaning of the sentence Hes your boyfriend? changes if the stress falls on each of the following highlighted words.

    HE'S your boyfriend?
    He's YOUR boyfriend?
    He's your BOYFRIEND?

    could any good teacher out there offer an example and help get my creative juices flowing
    Here's an example. The sentence is: I asked you to buy white roses for your mother. Now with STRESS:


    • I asked YOU to buy white roses for your mother.
    • Meaning = I asked you to do it, not your secretary.



    • I asked you to BUY white roses for your mother.
    • Meaning = I asked you to buy them, not to steal them from the garden.



    • I asked you to buy WHITE roses for your mother.
    • Meaning = I asked you to buy white ones, not red ones.



    • I asked you to buy white ROSES for your mother.
    • Meaning = I asked you to by roses, not tulips.



    • I asked you to buy white roses for YOUR mother.
    • Meaning = I asked you to buy for your mother, not my mother.



    • I asked you to buy white roses for your MOTHER.
    • Meaning = I asked you to buy ones for your mother, not your grandmother.

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