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Stress Patterns

can-can't

Pattern

A word is stressed when it's the important piece of information.

can
unstressed
can
stressed
can't
always stressed

Can you do that for me?
You can do that for me.

Can you? Yes, I can.

Can't you help me with that?
Can't you?
No, you can't help me with that.
No, you can't.