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Question

In the question below, the word in capital letters has an emphatic stress. Choose the option that best fits the expression in the sentence.
The fire destroyed MANY lives.

Options

A) Did the fire destroy the village?

B) Did the fire destroy some houses?

C) Did the fire destroy any lives?

D) Did the fire spare any lives?


The correct answer is C.

Explanation:

Emphatic stress is the placement of articulatory prominence or emphasis on a word in a sentence. In responding to questions on emphatic stress in examinations, interrogative sentences will be provided as options. The interrogative sentence that contradicts the emphasised word is the correct option.


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  • Emphatic stress is the placement of articulatory prominence or emphasis on a word in a sentence. In responding to questions on emphatic stress in examinations, interrogative sentences will be provided as options. The interrogative sentence that contradicts the emphasised word is the correct option.

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  • The correct answer is D

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  • Damilola

    did the fire destroy ANY lives?

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