In the sentence "You just walked in without knocking!", if I want to emphasize that I'm ANGRY about someone NOT KNOCKING the door, Which word, "just", "without" or "knocking", should I stress
I'd say all 3.
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You just walked in without knocking?
... or even just on just and knocking is good.
(I don't know how to do the intonation arrows. Someone please help me with that.)
In colloquial English, adding a "just" between the subject and the verb often expresses surprise, anger or some similar emotions. Stress is also placed on the "just", sometimes with a pause right after (sometimes also before) the "just".
Additionally, stressing the "without" expresses that you want the listener to do the opposite, that is *to walk in with a knock"