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Questions tagged [emphasis]

For questions on stressing particular words or phrases

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Determining the stressed word in a sentence when using possessive

In the following sentence, which word should receive the stress: This is the dog’s collar. I fully understand that in different contexts, different words will be stressed. But I’m asking about the ...
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Is 'has' a word of compulsion?

I came across a sentence similar to the following: Not every child HAS to be a doctor. and someone noted that the emphasis through capitalization was on the wrong word, they claimed the word '...
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Can I distinguish a self-coined phrase by putting it in quotes, even though I'm not quoting anything?

I've included a sort of catch-phrase ("power in property") in an essay I'm writing that I'd like to distinguish from the surrounding text. I decided to put it in quotes, even though I'm not actually ...
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“most literature comes from our close collaborators and us” vs. “…and ourselves”?

Should I use us or ourselves in this sentence? We have worked as a group on plant-hummingbird interactions and most literature in this specific field comes from our close collaborators and us. ...