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Autor:  PPAULO
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  11/DEZ/2009 6:58 PM
Assunto:  'towards'
 
Mensagem: 

  I have never seen the 'towards' in it.

  But you might have put this for communication´s sake.

 

  Thus, my comment then:

   www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/03/AR2009120304129.html  

          extracts - - >

1)And then came the hordes of people with nothing better to do with their lives than to carp about the differences between "who" and "whom" and a mountain of split infinitives, because the language, besides providing a convenient subject to be enraged at, also offered a refuge for otherwise unemployable cranks.


2)In the end, this language mania is probably preferable to sitting on the couch watching television, enduring an angst-attack over how Kate Hudson lets her jaw go slack when she smiles. That's truly crazy, which is why we're fortunate to have a language over which to pitch our fits.

 

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  If I had to choose, I would go for 2.  

  In fact, I don´t regard myself into option 1 or 2, but my aim is to share the little I know with the Brazilian learner that knows that Brazil have a scarcity of sources of English (be tutors, teachers, professors etc).  

   I feel EMB understaffed of sorts, and apart from some giants like Dale, Marcio, Fran, and others there are little helping hands to step to the plate.
   I always say that my answers are a kick-off, after that, the learner might go to the books, sites, his/her teacher etc...

 

   Like many people say, English is easy, but not effortless.  That´s why I don´t give up mine, faulty as it might be.

   For the time being, the 'towards' given concept stands.

   PP.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
'towards'  –  student  11/DEZ/2009, 4:10 PM
'towards'  –  also student  11/DEZ/2009, 5:19 PM
'towards'  –  PPAULO  11/DEZ/2009, 5:40 PM
'towards'  –  PPAULO  11/DEZ/2009, 5:47 PM
'towards'  –  Chestnuts  11/DEZ/2009, 5:56 PM
 'towards'  –  PPAULO  11/DEZ/2009, 6:58 PM
'towards'  –  Fran  11/DEZ/2009, 7:39 PM
'towards'  –  Márcio Farias  12/DEZ/2009, 4:27 PM
'towards'  –  PPAULO  12/DEZ/2009, 6:15 PM
'towards'  –  PPAULO  12/DEZ/2009, 6:16 PM
'towards'  –  Márcio Farias  12/DEZ/2009, 8:39 PM
'towards'  –  PPAULO  13/DEZ/2009, 12:28 AM

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