The proof is in the pudding

Some people hate referring to the classification of words according to their parts of speech.
The proof is in the pudding.

I should say “the proof is in the natto” as a native speaker of Japanese.

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What is stress in the English language?
I suppose that “proof” and “pudding” are stressed in the title sentence of this thread.
In the same sentence, “in” is not stressed because it is used as a preposition.

If we are talking prosody the sentence is broken into 3 parts "the proof - is in - the pudding. Stresses are on the sylables oof, in, pud

Submit an exchange for 1 ling and I’ll record it for you

Strangely I cannot specify the member on the Choose Correction Option page.

The *proof of the *pudding is in the *eating.


Actually, if you want give me a list of saying or sentences you want to hear. I’ll make a lingq lesson for you, sentences broken into natural stresses and then again a couple of times at natural pace.

The *proof of the *natto is in the *eating.

They *brought him in his *breakfast. (?) <—This is from the novel by Maugham.
They brought *Carruthers in his *breakfast. (?)
They *brought in *breakfast to *Carruthers
They *brought his *breakfast in to *him. (?)
Or, “They *brought his *breakfast *in to *him”? I don’t know.
I’ll *send you in some *aspirin. (?) <—This is also from the novel by Maugham.

The following are from a dictionary. The marks are mine.
*We were locked *in.
The *hole has been filled *in.
My *classmate was *in at the time.
The *other kids *had it *in for *me. (Is this right?)
*I wasn’t *in on that *particular argument. (Is this right?)


That should be working again now. There was an issue with site search which has now been resolved. Sorry about that.

Cool, I’ll record it tonight when I get home…

Ah, Yutaka, but how can you stand the taste and SMELL and appearance of なっとう??! Urggh. I knew some Japanese people who couldn’t stand it either:) They said they’d rather eat Vegemite… ^^.

(The rest was edited because you found the expressions in a dictionary, and simply wanted to know speech stress. Cheers.)

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Now it’s working. Thank you.

  1. They *brought him in his *breakfast.
  2. They brought *Carruthers in his *breakfast.
  3. They *brought in *breakfast to *Carruthers.
  4. They *brought his *breakfast *in to *him
  5. I’ll *send you in some *aspirin.
  6. *We were locked *in.
  7. The *hole has been filled *in.
  8. My *classmate was *in at the time.
  9. The *other kids *had it *in for *me.
  10. *I wasn’t *in on that *particular argument.

Thank you, Bstoke.

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As said anytime and sorry for the scratchy voice.

Nah, you sound dinky-di aussie :slight_smile:

@Yutaka - “dinky-di” /dɪŋkɪˈdaɪ/ comes from “dinkum” [ding-kuh m], an adjective meaning genuine, authentic.

The proof of the tofu is in the eating.
The proof is in the tofu.

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