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When I pronounce "We feel that it is time to put in place the policies and practices", I read it as:
We feel that | it is time to put in place the policies and practices.
Am I on the right track?
Context:
We feel that it is time to put in place the policies and practices that reflect the interdependence of disability policies across the federal government. (It certainly sounds impressive, but fails to communicate; Source: Government of Canada)
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I'm not sure I totally understand your question, Jobb. The sentence sounds okay to me, even though it's a little wordy. Is that what you're wanting to know, how to make the sentence less wordy?
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Jobb, I don't know if this is what you are looking for, but I guess that your question is about intonation and sentence stress. If this is what you mean I might give you my opinion.

I would read the sentence with a little pause after "feel", and I would stress the most important words of the sentence. If you say that it fails to communicate, this can be due to intonation. It sometimes happens when we read aloud a piece. We do not realize that our audience can get bored with a monotonous intonation and they can lose all interest in what we are saying. Thus, it fails to communicate.

This is the way I would say this sentence:

We feel | that it is time to put in place the policies and practices

The words in bold are the stressed ones (add a little emphasis when saying them). I would also try a rising and/or falling intonation and see which one sounds more convicing. Also, you repeat the word "policies" twice. Perhaps you can come up with a synonim and it wouldn't sound repetitive.

Hope this helps. If not, let us now.
Also, I'd like to know others' opinion about this. The more the better. Emotion: wink