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Autor:  José Roberto
E-mail:  josezambon@merconet.com.br
Data:  26/FEV/2003 8:25 PM
Assunto:  Pronomes de tratamento
Mensagem:  Hello people: Miguel said when he responded about commercial letters:" I guess the English language is a bit more democratic than Portuguese." As I read his response I got curious, because here in Brazil we have to study formally the "Pronomes de tratamento" (treatment pronouns or whatever) so when one wants to address to a judge, he/she uses "meretíssimo(a)(s)" on a commercial letter "Vossa(s) Senhoria(s)" and the most hardcore defenders of the normative grammar still cosider "você" as a "pronome de tratamento" and not a subject pronoun. So my question is: Even to Judges, for instance, can one use the pronoun "you"? José Roberto PS: Miguel, I strongly agree on what you've said (about a democratic language).

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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
 Pronomes de tratamento  –  José Roberto  26/FEV/2003, 8:25 PM
Re: Pronomes de tratamento  –  Miguel Vieira  26/FEV/2003, 11:14 PM

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