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Autor:  Dale
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Data:  09/FEV/2005 9:48 PM
Assunto:  Re: VERBS
 
Mensagem:  Maybe you'll find someone to tackle this, but I'm not the one. Books have been written about this subject. Entire books. I would highly recommend that you get your hands on a Portuguese grammar. There is an easy to understand one widely available in the USA called "Essentials of Portuguese Grammar" that does a decent job of comparing Portuguese and English verbs. Decent, not exhaustive. Two major differences that come to mind are (1) the personal infinitive, and (2) the subjunctive. The personal infinitive does not exist in English. An English speaker might say, "Upon leaving the theater, we went...." In Portuguese there is a form of the infinitive that would be used in place of of "leaving". Few traces of the subjunctive remain in English. In Portuguese it is extremely important, widely used, and comes in various tenses. If you are not familiar with how the subjunctive is used in Romance languages, you may need numerous examples until you can get it under your belt. Again, try "Essentials of Portuguese Grammar". It will give you a working knowledge, not an in depth knowledge.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
VERBS  –  NOBRE  09/FEV/2005, 8:35 PM
 Re: VERBS  –  Dale  09/FEV/2005, 9:48 PM
Re: VERBS  –  val  09/FEV/2005, 11:42 PM
Re: VERBS  –  Dale  10/FEV/2005, 3:46 AM
Re: VERBS  –  José Roberto  10/FEV/2005, 7:51 AM

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