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Autor:  Teacher
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  15/NOV/2012 3:53 PM
Assunto:  If I "was"....
 
Mensagem:  Sid,

I am married and my wife is from Brazil too like myself. She tells me that she's noticed that a couple of native speakers have "corrected" her when she says "if I were".

I learned that "if I were" is called "unreal" (or subjunctive for Portuguese speakers).

This link explains it in more detail: http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/subjunctive-verbs-was-i-were.aspx


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
If I "was"....  –  Sidney  15/NOV/2012, 1:51 AM
If I "was"....  –  Teacher  15/NOV/2012, 2:06 PM
 If I "was"....  –  Teacher  15/NOV/2012, 3:53 PM
If I "was"....  –  Sidney  15/NOV/2012, 4:54 PM
If I "was"....  –  Teacher  19/NOV/2012, 5:52 PM
If I "was"....  –  Tiago T.  22/NOV/2012, 2:44 AM
If I "was"....  –  Dale-USA  24/NOV/2012, 12:08 PM
If I "was"....  –  Dale-USA  24/NOV/2012, 5:13 PM
If I "was"....  –  Tiago T.  25/NOV/2012, 5:01 PM

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