Questions tagged [emphasis]

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Each sentence is emphasising a different message depending on the word stress?

I need to talk to our lecturer tomorrow. I need to talk to our lecturer tomorrow. I need to talk to our lecturer tomorrow. I need to talk to our lecturer tomorrow. I need to talk to our lecturer ...
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It would probably have been X the one variant that

Let's say that I am being asked which of a series of variants is the one that, in my opinion, prevailed historically. Can I answer emphatically, expressing an assumption about the past, that way: It ...
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x-times not-comparitive adjective

Can anyone confidently assert that "x-times" can be used preceding an adjective that is not comparative? It's role would be simple emphasis, like "very." Here are thought up examples. I cannot find ...
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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 ...