We sometimes need to add emphasis in order to attract the attention of the listener / reader and focus on the importance of some sensitive points.
How to add emphasis:
There are many ways to add emphasis, among them we can mention the following:
1. By adding the modals “do”, “does” or “did” following the form:
Subject + do (did) + main verb …
Example: I did send my application before the deadline.
2. The use of the passive voice to focus on the action itself and its effect.
Example: Two cops were killed during the incident assault.
3. The use of the aderb “always” with the continuous form.
Example: He is always making troubles for the whole family.
4. The choice of some words that imply a strong meaning.
Example: “love” is stronger than “like”
5. Cleft sentences.
Cleft structure include some expressions such as: the reason why, the person who,
the day when, the place where and what – clauses which are usually linked to the
clause that we want to focus on with is or are.
Examples: – The reason why I came is to shed the light on some problems.
– It is I who called off the meeting.
– The place where the misister was murdered is unknown.
6. Adverbial inversion.
How: Move the adverb to the beginning of the sentence, and invert the subject and
Normal word order: I had never seen such a beauty.
Using inversion: Never had I seen such a beauty.
Normal word order: I seldom meet them.
Using inversion: Seldom do I meet them.