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Episode #132

Who Moved My Word Stress?!?! ?

00:14:09 minutes long
audio file size: 19.9 mb

In this episode, I’ll talk about phrases and how the stress and rhythm in a phrase may CHANGE based on the function of the phrase in the sentence.

For example, if you take a phrase like ‘last minute’, then in a simple sentence like “They finished their project at the last minute”, MINUTE is usually stressed in a neutral intonation. But if you take the phrase and use it before a noun, as in “a last-minute decision”, LAST will be stressed more than ‘minute’.

Listen to the episode and find out about more examples like this, and find out why we don’t put the plural ‘s’ in phrases like “3-year-old boy”.

Also, have you ever noticed this change in stress and rhythm in English? Let me know in the comments below.

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