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Autor:  Dale-USA
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  21/ABR/2010 12:33 AM
Assunto:  How to use NOT TO
 
Mensagem:  Eddie, very good.  You have noticed something very common in English.  When we start a negative sentence with such verbs as believe, think, want, need, etc., it´s common to make the initial verb negative and leave the second part of the sentence positive.  This seems to be the opposite of Portuguese.

I do not want you to come here anymore.  Quero que voce nao volte mais.
(It would be unusual to hear "I want that you not come here anymore.")
I do not think he is coming.  Acho que nao vem.
(It would sound unusual if we said "I think that he is not coming.)

Eddie, what do you think?


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
How to use NOT TO  –  Fran  20/ABR/2010, 6:11 PM
How to use NOT TO  –  Sidney  20/ABR/2010, 8:29 PM
How to use NOT TO  –  José Roberto  20/ABR/2010, 8:32 PM
How to use NOT TO  –  eddie  20/ABR/2010, 10:05 PM
 How to use NOT TO  –  Dale-USA  21/ABR/2010, 12:33 AM
How to use NOT TO  –  eddie  21/ABR/2010, 2:13 PM
How to use NOT TO  –  Dale-USA  21/ABR/2010, 3:16 PM
How to use NOT TO  –  eddie  22/ABR/2010, 10:45 AM
Eddie  –  Dale-USA  22/ABR/2010, 5:26 PM
Eddie  –  eddie  22/ABR/2010, 6:00 PM
How to use NOT TO  –  AndreaCris  20/ABR/2010, 11:38 PM
How to use NOT TO  –  Dale-USA  21/ABR/2010, 12:27 AM
How to use NOT TO  –  Fran  21/ABR/2010, 12:31 PM

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