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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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    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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