LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||23/AGO/2013 6:52 PM|
|Assunto:||Question about verbs|
That´s a perfect example of sweating over grammar rules per se.
You wrote "Like you said not long ago" instead of "As you said...", which would require a "conjunction" rather than a preposition ; nevertheless, the use of "like" sounds pretty natural among native speakers. (Aren´t I right? LOL)
I teach English preparing students for TOEFL, SAT/ACT and other entrance exams and unfortunately, we must (too often, I´m afraid to say) cram for standardized tests with plenty of English usage, troublemakers etc.
English for conversational purposes is quite different though, enabling us to involve our pupils in a less strict rule-based traditional approach.
I always learn a lot with your posts and insightful comments.
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