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Autor:  Johannes
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Data:  02/JUL/2004 5:47 AM
Assunto:  Re: More about THE na frente de nomes
 
Mensagem:  Thinking about The: While I have stated that "the" doesn't appear before "proper names", as usual there are exceptions to the rule. Apparently when proper names are in plural they do carry "the". The Philippines, the Netherlands, the Falklands, the Amazones, the Seychelles, the Bahamas. Exceptions to the singular rule: The Caribbean, the Algarve, the Alentejo. The last 2 being regions in Portugal. This reminds me of a polemic in the local Algarvian English language paper some years ago. Some British readers wrote letters saying that if you lived in Manchester, in Yorkshire or in Kent, you couln't live IN the Algarve. The debate lasted for weeks. However uptill today we continue in THE. Even better: we can also live ON. Like living on the Costa del Sol, you can live ON the Algarve. Liverpudlians however have to live plain and simple in Liverpool. Tough luck.


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Quando usar THE na frente de nomes  –  Cris  30/JUN/2004, 11:48 AM
Re: Quando usar THE na frente de nomes  –  Tom  30/JUN/2004, 7:38 PM
Re: Quando usar THE na frente de nomes  –  Alexandre  01/JUL/2004, 3:07 AM
Re: Quando usar THE na frente de nomes  –  Maria Valeska  01/JUL/2004, 11:51 AM
Umas regras sobre THE  –  Tom  01/JUL/2004, 5:49 PM
Re: Quando usar THE na frente de nomes  –  Cris  01/JUL/2004, 3:25 AM
Can't find the grammar rules  –  Tom  01/JUL/2004, 8:37 AM
Re: Quando usar THE na frente de nomes  –  Johannes  01/JUL/2004, 8:51 AM
Re: Quando usar THE na frente de nomes  –  Cris  01/JUL/2004, 11:21 AM
Re: Quando usar THE na frente de nomes  –  Johannes  01/JUL/2004, 12:55 PM
 Re: More about THE na frente de nomes  –  Johannes  02/JUL/2004, 5:47 AM
Re: Quando usar THE na frente de nomes  –  Amadeu  01/JUL/2004, 10:33 AM
Re: Quando usar THE na frente de nomes  –  André Oliveira  01/JUL/2004, 12:21 PM

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