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    #1

    intonation pattern of complex sentence

    What is the pattern of intonation of complex sentence

    for example, a complex sentence with which defining clause

    how about word stress in ' get paid, get punished, etc'

    is it on the word 'get' or the second word ( paid, punished, etc )
    Last edited by duiter; 24-May-2010 at 20:19. Reason: wrong heading

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    #2

    Re: intonation pattern of complex sentence

    The stress in those phrases is on the SECOND word.

    I get paid every two weeks.

    It would sound very strange to say, "I get paid every two weeks".

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