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Autor:  Josi
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Data:  09/OUT/2013 1:19 PM
Assunto:  Question
 
Mensagem:  Hi Oiroso,
You forgot to copy some very important complementary comments on the same thread:

This is simply ridiculous:
"Mother, what did you bring that book that I don't like to be read to out of up for?"
No child is going to say that. This is highly misleading to anyone who is trying to learn English. It's an artificial construction made up by someone making an absurd point.

Such sentences are used to make (not necessarily absurd) points in syntax or related fields of theoretical linguistics to test formal rules of the grammatical system of a language. Of course from a pragmatic point of view, they are pointless because they are very unlikely to occur in real life contexts. So they are also irrelevant for learners of English, at least for those without a deeper interest in grammar.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Question  –  Luís Fernando  08/OUT/2013, 9:14 AM
Question  –  Fran  08/OUT/2013, 1:21 PM
Question  –  Oiroso_  09/OUT/2013, 8:39 AM
 Question  –  Josi  09/OUT/2013, 1:19 PM
Question  –  Oiroso_  09/OUT/2013, 3:17 PM
Question  –  Josi  09/OUT/2013, 4:07 PM
Question  –  CRS  09/OUT/2013, 5:29 PM

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