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    Stress Question

    "I would have come if I'd been able to"

    Show two different ways of indicating the normal stress pattern in the above sentence. (words that are stressed in norma speech)

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    Tdol is offline Editor,
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    It depends on the meaning- the stress would normally fall on the key words. 'Able' and 'come' could both be steressed, but you could also stress 'I' if that was important, or 'would'.

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