Word Stress in Casual Sentences

-AGE and -ACE Endings: Casual Word Stress in Sentences

Here we will practice the same sentences, but more casually. When speaking this way, you will use less stress, pause less often and let the words flow together more. 

When you see “same,” this means that there are no extra points of casual English in the sentence. In other sentences, the extra points are shown. New points in this lesson are:

that has = thed’as –the T becomes a D sound
it takes = i’takes –the T is pronounced one time
those who = those’oo –can drop the H sound
not have = nod’ave –the T becomes a D and the H is dropped — you can also replace do not have with  didn’ave

1. My friend works for an older company thed’as a great heritage.
2. (same) He believes in paying homage to the great business leaders of the past.
3. I’takes knowledge to understand the power of image and leverage it.
4. It‘s also necessary to be able to salvage assets during difficult times.
5. He knows of leaders from privileged backgrounds and those’oo did nod’ave many advantages.
6. Many people understand the surface level of business, but my friend’as in-depth knowledge.
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