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Autor:  Dale-USA
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  13/OUT/2011 1:17 AM
Assunto:  must /have to
 
Mensagem:  Please my check to the usual account in the Bahamas.   LOL

I was criticized years ago for saying something like "I forgot my hat in the restaurant."  (I left my hat in the restaurant.)  I was told it was wrong.  Well, maybe a book said it was wrong but native speakers say it all the time (to forget = to leave, to leave behind).  Sometimes books are out of date.  Maybe the authors say or do not say something, but how about the public in general?

Grammar is an art, not a science.  I had three English professors who loved to argue about grammar.  The fact that they could argue meant they had personal opinions, that grammar books are not necessarily the last word.

Good luck to you!


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
must /have to   –  Isadora  12/OUT/2011, 11:28 AM
must /have to   –  Dale-USA  12/OUT/2011, 12:06 PM
must /have to   –  Dale-USA  12/OUT/2011, 2:18 PM
must /have to   –  Maria Madalena  12/OUT/2011, 6:14 PM
 must /have to   –  Dale-USA  13/OUT/2011, 1:17 AM

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