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Pause-2

britdam007

britdam007

India

“That was when I lost my cool.”


“They were walking home when they were discussing the problem”



Should there be a pause before the conjunction ‘when’ do you think?



Best regards,



Abhishek

12:16 PM Feb 13 2014 |

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Teacher AmySuper Member!

United States

“When” is used differently in the above setences. There should not be a pause in front of “when” in either sentence.


Best,


Amy

01:38 AM Feb 14 2014 |

britdam007

britdam007

India

So you mean the pause will come after when?


Best regards,


Abhishek

07:32 AM Feb 14 2014 |

britdam007

britdam007

India

1 )”Home is where the heart is” .....will the pause be after where?



2) “I like opera, where he prefers ballet” .......will the pause be after or before where?



3) I’m the one who bought it”.............will the pause be after or before who?


And also I’d like to know the positions of pauses for conjunctions like, that, whichever, whoever, whatever, whenever, whomsoever, when, what, which,  when etc.


He doesn’t know what he’s talking about…...... Does the pause come before or after ‘what’?



Best regards,


Abhishek




05:02 PM Feb 14 2014 |

britdam007

britdam007

India

 I had no idea why this stranger was hitting me, ..........Will the pause be after why?


Best regards,


Abhishek

08:20 AM Feb 15 2014 |

britdam007

britdam007

India

1) I was wondering if you could help me.


2) I was wondering what exactly you are looking for.


I’d like to know if the pauses should be after ‘if’ and ‘what’ or before them?


Best regards,


Abhishek

09:16 AM Feb 15 2014 |

britdam007

britdam007

India

Tell me about some of the things that have depressed you in the past…......


It’s a brain deviation that involves episodes of serious mania and depression….....


The problem is that sometimes there are bad side effects…............


I wanna know if the pauses come after  ’that’ for  the above mentioned sentences?



Best regards,


Abhishek

05:20 PM Feb 15 2014 |

Teacher AmySuper Member!

United States

Similar to stress, pauses depend on the individual speaker. People pause when speaking because they are thinking of what to say next or because they are running out of breath or because they want to emphasize something.


Generally speaking, however, you do not need a pause everytime there is a conjunction. In fact, in your above example questions, the only sentence where I would actually place a pause is the following:


“I like opera, where (or “whereas”) he prefers ballet.” In this sentence, I would pause before “where” to separate the two thoughts. Most of the time, though, conjuctions connect two ideas and do not require a pause before or after.


Best,


Amy

06:07 PM Feb 17 2014 |

britdam007

britdam007

India

I have got someone who wants to meet you!


I wanna know if the pause will come after or before ‘who’?



Best regards,


Abhishek

04:43 PM Feb 19 2014 |

Teacher AmySuper Member!

United States

I would not use a pause in this sentence.


Best,


Amy

07:29 PM Feb 20 2014 |

britdam007

britdam007

India

“Bob Fosse was in his early thirties, a small, intense man who had been a dancer and actor in several Hollywood movies.”


I need to know whether you would use a pause after or before ‘who’?



Best regards,


Abhishek

07:45 AM Feb 21 2014 |