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Autor:  Dale Thomas / USA
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  29/ABR/2014 9:45 PM
Assunto:  Shoe versus shoes
 
Mensagem:  The red shoe is dirty.
One shoe is dirty and it is red.  We do not know if a second shoe exists.  And if it exists, we know nothing about its state (dirty, clean, pretty, ugly).

The red shoes are dirty.
More than one red shoe exists.  Maybe there are two red shoes and maybe there are 87,664,431,277,861 red shoes,  All of them are dirty.

This is true in English, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Italian, and most other languages that have singular and plural forms.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Shoe versus shoes  –  Luciane  28/ABR/2014, 12:01 AM
Shoe versus shoes  –  Dale Thomas / USA  28/ABR/2014, 2:19 PM
Shoe versus shoes  –  Luciane  29/ABR/2014, 3:45 PM
 Shoe versus shoes  –  Dale Thomas / USA  29/ABR/2014, 9:45 PM
Shoe versus shoes  –  Luciane  30/ABR/2014, 2:30 PM
Shoe versus shoes  –  oiroso_  30/ABR/2014, 2:30 PM
Shoe versus shoes  –  Luciane  30/ABR/2014, 3:09 PM
Shoe versus shoes  –  Renan  30/ABR/2014, 6:39 PM
Shoe versus shoes  –  Dale Thomas / USA  30/ABR/2014, 7:55 PM

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