Basic intonation patterns
We use rising intonation with:
Yes or no questions, Offers, and Expressing high-energy emotions
1. Yes or no questions- Are you with her?
2. Offers- Would you like to watch a movie with me on Saturday?
3.High-energy emotions- Oh my god! That’s amazing.
We use falling intonation with:
Statements, Wh- questions, commands or invitations, and low-energy emotions
1. Statement- I worked today.
2. Wh-questions- Where have you been?
3. Commands or invitation- Let me borrow your book for a while/ Please come to my party.
4. Low-energy emotions- Not really.