English Stress Shift in ‘Afternoon!’ vs. ‘Good Afternoon!’

By Ashley | Word Of The Week

Aug 06

How do you greet someone in the afternoon?

“AFternoon … afterNOON … GOOD afternoon … good afterNOON … good AFternoon …”

Confused yet?

One of our Masterclass students, Stella, asked about the ‘stress shift’ in this greeting. This week’s WOTW video is actually a ‘preview clip’ from that very lesson, where Ashley guides her through it step by step.

Look out, because the stress will vary according to who speaks first!

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