Arsenio’s ESL Podcast | Season 5 Episode 80 | Pronunciation for Speaking | Emphasis for Hedging

When hedging, emphasis can be used to imply agreement or disagreement — this is what I’ll be discussing in today’s podcast.

Implied agreement

Emphasis can be placed on the adverb or can.

It is certainly true that ……

Despite some criticism, it can be concluded that….

Implied disagreement

Emphasis can be nplaced on be or could and go on the word signaling disagreement.

While it could be said that is the case, most people…

It is possibly true, however….

We could say that was the case, if it didn’t….

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