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    #31

    Re: Word stress for certain types of causative verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    I had a quick look but didn't see anything. I suspect that there is very little, if any, scholarly writing on this specific matter since it is so hard to give anything other than very general rules.
    I couldn't find anything, either.


    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    Okay, I didn't explain well before. I meant 'final position' of the clause. Basically, when the phrasal verb is not followed by a complement, as with intransitive PVs. What you've written above is correct.
    I see, very clear, thanks for the clarification.

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    Can I ask—what is your goal here? Are you attempting to write a text or is this just for your personal interest?
    Thinking through the problem that I have encountered for the purpose of clarity in teaching.

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    #32

    Re: Word stress for certain types of causative verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Can you point me to a source that discusses this? A book or article?

    Why? Do you want to learn how to speak your own language?
    Reflecting on the issue that has puzzled me in order to present the AmE accent and pronunciation of causative verbs in class more effectively.
    Last edited by rompercabeza; 07-Dec-2019 at 06:43.

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    #33

    Re: Word stress for certain types of causative verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Exactly- stress can move about.
    Yes, contrastive stress is important to use when necessary, but most sentences do not involve the use of contrastive stress. Hence, stress can move about but generally it doesn't. My question concerns word stress within causative verb structures independent of the use of contrastive stress.

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