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sondra

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Hello,

How can I match stress patterns with these sentences?

A. _ _+_

B._ +_+

C. _ + _ _+

1.Are you coming? (A) The correct asnwer given in the book.
2.I am waiting for Jay.
3.He's on the phone.
4.I'll give you a map.
5.You can't miss it.
6.I'll ask her the way.
7.Can you help us?
8.It isn't far.
9.You are really late!

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You try; that's rather the point. ;-)

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PS On second thoughts, I think it's an unfair test. In 2, it only works if you make 'I'm' into one syllable. And 9 only works if you make 'You're' into one syllable; and then it's either B or C, depending on how you count syllables in 'really'. The others are straightforward. (Hint: Count the syllables. That should get you started.)
 
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You try; that's rather the point. ;-)

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PS On second thoiughts, I think it's an unfair test. In 2, it only works if you make 'I'm' into one syllable. And 9 only works if you make 'You're' into one syllable; and then it's either B or C, depending on how you count syllables in 'really'. The others are straightforward. (Hint: Count the syllables. That should get you started.)

Those are both one syllable where I come from.
 

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Those are both one syllable where I come from.

"I'm" and "You're" have, of course, one syllable. Unfortunately, the test sentences contain "I am" and "You are".
 

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This is how I wrote it.

Are you com-ing? (4 syllables)
I am wai-ting for Jay. (6 syllables)
He's on the phone. (4 syllables)
I'll give you a map. (5 syllables)
You can't miss it. (4 syllables)
I'll ask her the way. (5 syllables)
Can you help us? (4 syllables)
It isn't far (3 syllables)
you are re-ally late! (5 syllables)

I don't understand how to match
A,B,C from 1 through 9. And how words should be stressed in this short sentences.

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This is how I wrote it.

Are you com-ing? (4 syllables):tick:
I am wai-ting for Jay. (6 syllables)I said this wasn't fair. Forget it.
He's on the phone. (4 syllables):tick:
I'll give you a map. (5 syllables):tick:
You can't miss it. (4 syllables):tick:
I'll ask her the way. (5 syllables):tick:
Can you help us? (4 syllables):tick:
It isn't far (3 syllables):cross:
you are re-ally late! (5 syllables)I said this wasn't fair. Forget it.

I don't understand how to match
A,B,C from 1 through 9. And how words should be stressed in this short sentences.

Thanks
Now count the syllables in the patterns; that will give you two answers without thinking, and leave you with four four-syllable phrases. Group these as two pairs.

(Vocab background: Doing the easy things first is called 'taking/gathering/choosing/etc the low-hanging fruit;-))

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