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Autor:  Orlando
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  03/JUN/2011 4:06 PM
Assunto:  I had listened
 
Mensagem:  " When I was young I had listened to the radio..... sentence grammatically wrong.
At first I thought that "The Carpenters" had made a mistake here too...
 "When I was young I'd listen to the radio"
But later I found out that  we can use either  'used to' or  'would', when talking about repeated events and actions in the past.
http://www.ecenglish.com/learnenglish/lessons/how-use-would

So, either way sounds OK:
When I was young I used to listen to the radio. (rhyme and rhythm would be thrown off)
Quando eu era jovem, costumava ouvir o rádio
When I was young I'd listen to the radio.(good rhythm)
Quando eu era jovem, eu ouvia  o rádio. (escutaria)
...
When I was young my mother used to listen to this song on the radio.
Quando eu era jovem, minha mãe costumava ouvir esta canção no radio.
If I had listened to the radio when I was young I would  have listened to that song too.
Se eu tivesse escutado o rádio quando eu era jovem, teria escutado essa música também.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
I had listened  –  natileiti  02/JUN/2011, 6:35 PM
I had listened  –  PPAULO  02/JUN/2011, 7:01 PM
I had listened  –  Josi  02/JUN/2011, 7:02 PM
I had listened  –  Dale-USA  02/JUN/2011, 8:37 PM
I had listened  –  Fran  03/JUN/2011, 1:07 AM
I had listened  –  PPAULO  03/JUN/2011, 1:29 AM
 I had listened  –  Orlando  03/JUN/2011, 4:06 PM
I had listened  –  natileiti  03/JUN/2011, 5:35 PM
I had listened  –  PPAULO  03/JUN/2011, 9:06 PM

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