Stress matters in English:
Here is a cool demonstration that shows what I’m talking about.
The meaning changes completely based on the word you stress. So, if you are learning English as a second language, pay attention to where you place your stress, so you don’t cause stress to the people you are speaking to.
|1. [I] never said she stole your money. (Someone else did)|
|2. I [never] said she stole your money. (never said that)|
|3. I never [said] she stole your money. (implied it in some other way)|
|4. I never said [she] stole your money. (she didn’t, someone else did)|
|6. I never said she stole [your] money. (the money wasn’t yours)|
7. I never said she stole your [money]. (she stole something else.)