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Intonation. A way a speaker express their ideas and feelings. Intonation What is it & how is it used?. Intonation is a change in the pitch of a word or sentence Saying something with a higher or lower sound to give the word or sentence more meaning

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Intonation

Intonation

A way a speaker express their ideas and feelings


Intonation what is it how is it used
IntonationWhat is it & how is it used?

Intonation is a change in the pitch of a word or sentence

  • Saying something with a higher or lower sound to give the word or sentence more meaning

    Most common uses is to indicated statements or questions.


Statement
Statement

  • In an English statement, the intonation falls on the last content in the word

  • Examples:

    • I’m going to the store.

    • She wants to speak to him.


Question
Question

  • In a yes/no question, the intonation rises on the word about which the question is being asked.

  • Examples:

    • Are you going to the store?

    • Does she want to speak to him?


Questions that begin with wh
Questions that begin with wh

  • wh questions have a special intonation pattern

  • These questions start with the question words

    • who, what, when, where, why, which, how

  • The intonation rises and then falls on the word about which the question is being asked

  • Examples:

    • Where are you going?

    • Whom does she want to talk to?


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