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Autor:  Dale-USA
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  07/AGO/2010 11:13 AM
Assunto:  Sweepstakes
 
Mensagem:  Josi, in some contexts, you are 100% right.  But in many contexts, it's just a fancy name for lottery.  Sometimes, for example, the sweepstakes is related to a horse race.  It's common for people in the USA to buy illegally tickets for the Irish Sweepstakes, and I believe that it is related to a horse race or derby. 


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Sweepstakes  –  Deivis  06/AGO/2010, 12:46 PM
Sweepstakes  –  Dale-USA  06/AGO/2010, 12:51 PM
Sweepstakes  –  Dale-USA  07/AGO/2010, 1:23 AM
Sweepstakes  –  Josi  07/AGO/2010, 9:46 AM
 Sweepstakes  –  Dale-USA  07/AGO/2010, 11:13 AM
What Merriam says...  –  Dale-USA  07/AGO/2010, 11:38 PM

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