Falling Intonation in American English | Falling Tone in Statements and Information Questions

Falling intonation is the most common intonation pattern in American English. We use falling intonation in normal, neutral statements and information questions. In this video, you’ll learn what we mean by falling intonation, what the rise-fall tone signals to native English speakers, and practice the falling intonation pattern with examples. We use falling intonation on the stressed syllable of the last content word in a statement. Your pitch will rise to this stressed syllable and then fall. This steep drop down to the end signals that you’re done speaking and the other person can respond. Falling intonation is most common in factual statements, when you’re giving information, making observations, giving commands, instructions, or orders. We also use falling tone when asking informati

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