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Autor:  Dale-USA
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  07/MAI/2010 12:26 PM
Assunto:  certo e errado
 
Mensagem: 

Which one is right: (1) "the girl I went out yesterday was great", (2) "the girl I went out with yesterday" or (3) "the girl with whom I went out yesterday"?

 

(1) To answer that question, we would need to see the girl and, just to be sure, I think we should date her.  The grammar, however, is wrong.  You go out with a girl, but you do not go out a girl.  Do you see the difference?  Está pensando em "namorar"?  Em portugues é possível mas nao em ingles.  Poderia dizer, porém, "The girl I dated last night..." 

(2) Informal and widely used but not correct.   with + whom, with + who

(3) Formal and quite correct but you should not expect to hear it in normal conversation.  It´s okay for you to be right and your listeners to be wrong.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
certo e errado  –  Jefferson  06/MAI/2010, 10:05 AM
certo e errado  –  Sidney  06/MAI/2010, 10:40 AM
certo e errado  –  eddie  06/MAI/2010, 11:52 AM
certo e errado  –  Jefferson Leandro  06/MAI/2010, 1:14 PM
certo e errado  –  Jefferson  06/MAI/2010, 2:40 PM
 certo e errado  –  Dale-USA  07/MAI/2010, 12:26 PM
certo e errado  –  marcoa  07/MAI/2010, 3:48 PM
certo e errado  –  Dale-USA  08/MAI/2010, 12:09 PM

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