Some analysis, such as the one found in Chomsky and Halle's The Sound Pattern of English, define English as having four levels of stress: primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary, but the treatments frequently disagree.

The rhythm or "beat" of English is determined by sentence stress. You recall that word stress refers to the emphasis placed on a single syllable within a word. Sentence stress refers to the emphasis placed on specific words inside a sentence. There are two fundamental sorts of words in most sentences: content words and prepositional words.

  • content word is underlined.
  • structure words are unstressed.
  • There is always the same amount of time between stressed words.

In English, sentence stress refers to how a speaker emphasises key words in a sentence. It assists the listener in focusing on key points and comprehending the speaker's meaning. For instance, the doctor will see you right away. Some words will stand out more than others, with one being the most noticeable.

Recommended Courses

Share With Friend

Have a friend to whom you would want to share this course?

Download LearnVern App

App Preview Image
App QR Code Image
Code Scan or Download the app
Google Play Store
Apple App Store
598K+ Downloads
App Download Section Circle 1
4.57 Avg. Ratings
App Download Section Circle 2
15K+ Reviews
App Download Section Circle 3
  • Learn anywhere on the go
  • Get regular updates about your enrolled or new courses
  • Share content with your friends
  • Evaluate your progress through practice tests
  • No internet connection needed
  • Enroll for the webinar and join at the time of the webinar from anywhere