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You are right.

This stress is called EMPHATIC.

Here are some more examples of the emphatic stress:

DO come in!

You HAVE heard of me, I dare say!

Have Ann and John arrived? - ANN has!

As about your example with "WAS", the emphasis is made on the obvious evidence of the crime he committed, but not on the past time.

Compare:

Where is John? -

I have no idea! He WAS here a minute ago! -

But he IS'NT.

You are right.

This stress is called EMPHATIC.

Here are some more examples of the emphatic stress:

DO come in!

You HAVE heard of me, I dare say!

Have Ann and John arrived? - ANN has!

You are right.

This stress is called EMPHATIC.

Here are some more examples of the emphatic stress:

DO come in!

You HAVE heard of me, I dare say!

Have Ann and John arrived? - ANN has!

As about your example with "WAS", the emphasis is made on the obvious evidence of the crime he committed, but not on the past time.

Compare:

Where is John? -

I have no idea! He WAS here a minute ago! -

But he IS'NT.

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You are right.

This stress is called EMPHATIC.

Here are some more examples of the emphatic stress:

DO come in!

You HAVE heard of me, I dare say!

Have Ann and John arrived? - ANN has!