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    word stress

    We had a chapter on word stress. Lets say we have:

    1. [NOUN] The exports are increasing.
    2. [VERB] Our company exports many products.

    What is 'export' in:

    3. These goods are for export.
    4. This is an export company.

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    #2

    Re: word stress

    Is this homework? We won't do your homework for you.

    Can you see which word is the verb in those sentences?
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: word stress

    It is homework, homework I gave them.

    I am asking about the status of 'export' in 3. and 4. As what do you perceive them? Where would you stress them? By what reasoning do you arrive at your conclusions?

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    Re: word stress

    Quote Originally Posted by Bide View Post
    It is homework, homework I gave them.
    If you're handing out homework, that suggests you are an English teacher (not reflected in your member profile). Why are you giving out homework questions to which you don't know the answers?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: word stress

    The answers threw me. I just gave them the words. I expected answers like 1. and 2.

    What is your opinion of the status of 'export' in 3. and 4.

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    #6

    Re: word stress

    What were the answers you received?
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    #7

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    3. and 4.

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    #8

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    Surely 3 and 4 are part of the question.
    They can't be the answer to "What is "export" in:
    3. These goods are for export.
    4. This is an export company. ?
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    #9

    Re: word stress

    Are you asking about word stress or parts of speech? You seem to have changed your mind half way through your post.
    In Australia, export can be pronounced thus, as both a noun and a verb. But export is also used as a verb.

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    Re: word stress

    OK, put it this way:

    The students had various words that may be used as a verb or a noun, among which was 'export'. They had to write 2 sentences each time. In one sentence, the word, in this case 'export', should be used as a verb, in the other sentence, the same word should be used as a noun.

    3. and 4. are answers I got.

    My question to you is:

    How do you see 'export' in:

    3. These goods are for export.
    4. This is an export company.

    I would like you to say what you think 'export' is in these sentences, and why you think so, because I was unsure.

    The word stress will depend upon the part of speech, so if you know what part of speech you have, you will know what letter to underline.

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