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  • September 27, 2015
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The technique in English grammar of adding extra emphasis to a syllable or word is called stress. This aids not only pronunciation, it can alter the meaning of a word or shift the purpose of a spoken statement. Syllable Emphasis in a Word Only vowels are stressed, not consonants. A word with one syllable can…


  • September 10, 2015
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The technique of adding emphasis to a word or a phrase by placing it at the beginning of the sentence is called fronting. The main clause and sentence subject will now follow after the “fronted” word or phrase, where the fronted words would normally follow the main verb. This technique is also called “front-focus” or…