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Autor:  PPAULO
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Data:  30/MAR/2010 7:50 PM
Assunto:  fix me one more drink...
 
Mensagem: 

    "We learn here at English courses... one that we can ask for a drink in a bar by saying: I would like to drink coke, but actually"  the most common way to say it is Can I have a coke?


     I know a generalization when I see one, and many of them can be very misleading.  So, many a people could ask, which courses are you talking about?    ´Cause, in Brazil these days the English teaching (and learning) have changed for better.
     The very fact that you were discussing about the ''more natural'' English is an indication of that.
     In this light, as you rightly pointed out "Can I have a coke?" is a more natural way of conveying the message "I would like to drink coke".


     As for Eric Clapton´s  "Babe, fix me one more drink..." fat chances you have heard it correctly, congratulations!

     To de-stress, I am going to fix a coffee.   You know, one has to unwind after a long work day.
      Well, I have to fix the coffee machine first!

 

 

     PP.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
fix me one more drink...  –  André_rs  30/MAR/2010, 8:12 AM
fix me one more drink...  –  Tiago T.  30/MAR/2010, 9:34 AM
fix me one more drink...  –  Fran  30/MAR/2010, 2:03 PM
fix me one more drink...  –  Sidney  30/MAR/2010, 2:51 PM
fix me one more drink...  –  Mula da Silvia  30/MAR/2010, 3:03 PM
 fix me one more drink...  –  PPAULO  30/MAR/2010, 7:50 PM
fix me one more drink...  –  Dale-CR  30/MAR/2010, 8:21 PM
fix me one more drink...  –  André_rs  31/MAR/2010, 10:23 AM
fix me one more drink...  –  What about  31/MAR/2010, 11:50 AM
fix me one more drink...  –  Dale-CR  31/MAR/2010, 12:01 PM
fix me one more drink...  –  What about  31/MAR/2010, 12:08 PM
fix me one more drink...  –  CRS  31/MAR/2010, 12:26 PM
fix me one more drink...  –  What about  31/MAR/2010, 1:41 PM
fix me one more drink...  –  CRS  31/MAR/2010, 5:04 PM
fat chance  –  What about  31/MAR/2010, 2:40 PM
fair chance, then.  –  PPAULO  31/MAR/2010, 9:06 PM
fair chance, then.  –  Dale-CR  01/ABR/2010, 12:52 AM

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