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Autor:  PPAULO
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  21/NOV/2010 11:35 PM
Assunto:  Play the guitar
 
Mensagem: 

   Yeah, when it comes to the subject of playing instruments it is advisable (aka grammatically correct) to use THE, before the name of the instrument played.

  

  Some instances:

I play the guitar and the banjo and the harmonica.
I play the guitar and sing.
I play the guitar, and the flute.
I play the guitar and now learning to play the piano.

 

 

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   But you can find some sites in wich they don´t use this rule; firstly musicians don´t always go hand in hand with grammarians...second there are certain structures that don´t "hurt" our eyes at a first sight. So, for example:

 

 

   - It's important to me to help everyone that want to play guitar
   - I learned to play guitar with GuitarMasterPro.net Practice.
   - Our guitar lessons on DVD will allow you to learn to play guitar on your own
schedule.

   -Lear how to play guitar in an hour...  

   

 

 

     May not draw attention (raise eyebrows) to the listener/reader while coming from a musician/singer etc.   Whereas it would do, if you found it in an essay/school assignment.

      


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Play the guitar  –  Intruder  21/NOV/2010, 10:53 PM
 Play the guitar  –  PPAULO  21/NOV/2010, 11:35 PM
Play the guitar  –  Dale-USA  22/NOV/2010, 1:41 AM
Play the guitar  –  Intruder  22/NOV/2010, 10:38 PM
Play the guitar  –  Tiago T.  22/NOV/2010, 11:06 PM
Play the guitar  –  PPAULO  22/NOV/2010, 11:19 PM
Play the guitar  –  Tiago T.  23/NOV/2010, 12:00 AM
that/who?  –  José Roberto  23/NOV/2010, 1:25 AM
that/who?  –  Oiroso_Oicram  23/NOV/2010, 3:01 PM
that/who?  –  Tiago T.  23/NOV/2010, 11:53 PM

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