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Content words are words that have meaning. They can be compared to grammatical words, which are structural. Nouns, main verbs, adjectives and adverbs are usually content words. Auxiliary verbs, pronouns, articles, and prepositions are usually grammatical words.
‘We flew over the mountains at dawn'.
In the classroomThere is an important difference in pronunciation between content and grammatical words. Content words tend to be stressed and grammatical words are often pronounced in a reduced form or with a schwa sound. Practice of this can be provided in listening comprehension activities that require learners to reconstruct what they have heard.
Content words are called lexical words, stressed words or prominent words. They are main verbs, nouns, adjectives and adverbs. Prominent words are usually the words that speaker sees as the most important in a sentence.
When we speak we give more emphasis to some parts of an utterance than to others. We can make syllable stand out with respect to its neighbouring syllables in a word, and some words stand out with respect to the rest of the words in a longer utterance.
Add your example of a sentence with content words below. Put the content words in bold.