You are correct about the stresses.
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Hi, when I pronounce the question: Where did you put it? and I want to know where someone put something (Without putting the emphasize on the person. There is just one person and he knows that I'm asking him) I hear some stress on "Where" and "put". Am I correct?
Where did you put it? (lower stress on the WH question, higher stress on put)
[ˌwɛər dɪdʒə ˈpʊ_dɪt?]
I suppose "put it" is not a phrasal verb in the question above, so we don't need to stress the particle. When I don't emphasize the person like I said above I think "did you" doesn't need to be stressed. Am I right?
Last edited by Zoli; 27-Mar-2015 at 15:31.
Yes, 'did you' does not need to be stressed. The word 'put' should carry the primary stress.
Yes. The stress usually goes on put.
If you didn't put it in your pocket, then where did you put it?
I know when you put it away, but where did you put it?
I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.