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Autor:  Tiago T.
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  05/ABR/2015 12:27 PM
Assunto:  Auxiliaries
 
Mensagem:  Yes, I agree with PPAULO.

The auxiliaries "do" and "does" are extensively used in all varieties of English to form questions. However, in spoken English, omitting secondary words from the beginning of sentences (auxiliary verbs, articles, possessives, conditionals) happens a lot. This is sometimes known as "conversational deletion". Here are a few examples:

I've gotta go now. → Gotta go now.
I'll see you next Tuesday. → See you next Tuesday.
That's too bad about old Charlie. → Too bad about old Charlie.
There's no need to get upset about it. → No need to get upset about it.
Did you ever get a chance to use your Dogrib? → Ever get a chance to use your Dogrib?
If you ever get to Japan, look me up. → Ever get to Japan, look me up.
It's a good thing we didn't run into anybody we know. → Good thing we didn't run into anybody we know.
The last person I expected to meet was John. → Last person I expected to meet was John.
My wife wants to go to the mountains this year. → Wife wants to go to the mountains this year.

More information at:
http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/66972/why-is-there-omission-of-subject-in-sentences-like-thought-youd-never-ask/66994#66994

The examples above are used in conversations, but not in formal written English.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Auxiliaries  –  Regina S Maia  03/ABR/2015, 8:52 PM
Auxiliaries  –  Josi  04/ABR/2015, 4:34 AM
Auxiliaries  –  Fran  04/ABR/2015, 8:09 PM
Auxiliaries  –  PPAULO  04/ABR/2015, 10:45 PM
 Auxiliaries  –  Tiago T.  05/ABR/2015, 12:27 PM
Auxiliaries  –  Renan  05/ABR/2015, 8:37 PM

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