More About Accent Marks

Sometimes accent marks not only indicate emphasis, but also a completely different word and meaning.

For example, review following sentences:

Stress on the first word: Sí, eso es cierto. (Yes, that is certain/true.)

Different meaning and stress: Si eso es cierto, no voy. (If that is certain/true, I do not go.)

Stress on the first word: Tú puedes. (You can.)

Different meaning and stress: Tu hermano puede. (Your brother can.)




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