500 Words: Word Stress

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 853

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Stress Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In the sentence, "My friend bought some groceries," the commonly stressed words are "friend" and "groceries."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    In the sentence, "He was listening to her attentively" both "he" and "her" will commonly be stressed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    In the sentence "The tree fell on the house," "fell" is commonly stressed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    "John has a new motorcycle. He rides it all the time. Every day, John rides to work." In the third sentence, "every" will be commonly stressed.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    You can reduce small words, for instance "to" becomes "t'."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    It is necessary to de-stress small words so that the stressed words can stand out.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Adjectives or adverbs may be stressed before nouns if they are important to the meaning of the speaker.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    You can reduce the "H" in "her" when saying "What's 'r name?"
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    "And" commonly reduces to "an."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    You can practice good stress by pausing before or after the stressed word.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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