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Autor:  Jazz
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Data:  23/AGO/2013 6:52 PM
Assunto:  Question about verbs
 
Mensagem:  Hi Sidney,

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.
Many thanks!


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Question about verbs  –  Alexander  20/AGO/2013, 3:16 PM
Question about verbs  –  Sidney  20/AGO/2013, 5:55 PM
Question about verbs  –  Teacher  22/AGO/2013, 2:18 PM
Question about verbs  –  Sidney  22/AGO/2013, 2:54 PM
Question about verbs  –  Teacher  22/AGO/2013, 7:29 PM
Question about verbs  –  Sidney  23/AGO/2013, 12:03 AM
 Question about verbs  –  Jazz  23/AGO/2013, 6:52 PM
Hoping  –  Dale - USA  24/AGO/2013, 5:40 PM

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