Word Stress in Formal Sentences

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

As you repeat the following sentences, practice the main techniques of word stress:

stress important words
reduce small words
speak in phrases and pause between phrases
let words flow together

Use the video to listen and repeat.

1. My friend works for an older company that has a great heritage.
2. He believes in paying homage to the great business leaders of the past.
3. It takes knowledge to understand the power of image and leverage it.
4. It is also necessary to be able to salvage assets during difficult times.
5. He knows of leaders from privileged backgrounds and those who did not have many advantages.*
6. Many people understand the surface level of business, but my friend has in-depth knowledge.

* This word can have a soft T or the T can be dropped as in “advanages.”
750 Business Words-AGE and -ACE Main Page
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