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Autor:  Dale-USA
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  07/NOV/2011 3:45 PM
Assunto:  How often are question tags used?
 
Mensagem:  Certainly, Teacher.  I hear it in conversational English often.

Thank you very much for introducing "then".  As you know, it is used much like "correct?" or "right?"  Very good point!

Frankly, I think you have found a shortcoming with native speakers.  We use something so naturally that it doesn't seem worthy of comment, but it is

I remember running across "mal" in a Brazilian story.  It didn't seem to fit.  I asked some Brazilians about it and they couldn't explain its use to me.  Their comments centered on "mal means mal'.   LOL  The obvious problem is that I was thinking "poorly" and they were thinking "scarcely, barely, etc."   Same word, different meanings.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
How often are question tags used?  –  Jefferson  07/NOV/2011, 3:51 AM
How often are question tags used?  –  PPAULO  07/NOV/2011, 5:19 AM
How often are question tags used?  –  Dale-USA  07/NOV/2011, 2:14 PM
How often are question tags used?  –  Teacher  07/NOV/2011, 3:21 PM
 How often are question tags used?  –  Dale-USA  07/NOV/2011, 3:45 PM
How often are question tags used?  –  Teacher  08/NOV/2011, 7:54 PM
Teacher  –  Dale-USA  08/NOV/2011, 9:57 PM

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