Weak forms #2

Some of the most common examples of weak forms are:

Auxiliary verbs



N.B. Remember that a word can have a weak form only when it is unstressed. In the following sentences the underlined words are stressed and so would be pronounced using the strong form.

I do like chocolate.

She drove to Las Vegas, not from Las Vegas. 

Where did you go to?

We were surprised when she told us her secret. (stress on 'were' for emphasis)

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