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Autor:  Stella
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Data:  17/SET/2009 2:33 AM
Assunto:  sentence structure
 
Mensagem:  I think the 'how ever did you ...?' has a rhetorical, non-literal meaning / implication.

'How ever did you come up with that idea!' (implying 'you must be crazy' to have dreamed that up)

There is a much less polite version of the structure too: 'how the f##k did you do that?!'

I think that explains it - although this star-naming business is pretty obscure territory.

I thought they were all called with sequential codes: e23b56k etc - we've run out of names but not new stars!





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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
sentence structure   –  Maria Letícia  16/SET/2009, 7:16 PM
sentence structure   –  Dale-CR  16/SET/2009, 7:44 PM
sentence structure   –  orlando  16/SET/2009, 8:29 PM
sentence structure   –  Maria Letícia  16/SET/2009, 9:08 PM
sentence structure   –  orlando  16/SET/2009, 10:04 PM
sentence structure   –  Stella  16/SET/2009, 11:31 PM
sentence structure   –  Tiago T.  16/SET/2009, 11:59 PM
 sentence structure   –  Stella  17/SET/2009, 2:33 AM
sentence structure   –  Dale-CR  17/SET/2009, 1:32 PM
sentence structure   –  Dale-CR  17/SET/2009, 1:06 AM
sentence structure   –  Maria Letícia  17/SET/2009, 11:06 AM
sentence structure   –  Dale-CR  17/SET/2009, 1:29 PM
sentence structure   –  Fran  17/SET/2009, 2:58 PM
sentence structure   –  Visto  19/SET/2009, 2:18 AM

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