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raymondaliasapollyon
Posted: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 4:15:39 AM
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Hi,

Where does the primary stress fall on "save on . . ."? On "save" or "on"?

I'd appreciate your help.
thar
Posted: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 5:01:02 AM

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In the normal use of the word?
The verb is to save. The 'on' is the preposition that belongs with the noun and is not stressed.

This is how much you can save.
This is how much you can save on food
This is how much you can save by shopping here
This is how much you can save for later.
raymondaliasapollyon
Posted: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 5:25:05 AM
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Thank you.

In the following sentence, how is the stress placed?

With this coupon, you can save on fares.

In "save on fares," "fares" bears the most prominent stress, followed by "save."
"save" carries the secondary stress.

Is that a correct description?

I'd appreciate your help.


thar
Posted: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 5:47:51 AM

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Yes, the preposition is unimportant and unstressed.

The key points are save and fares

YOu can save on fares.

The 'on' is unstressed
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