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Autor:  Dale
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  26/FEV/2005 4:59 PM
Assunto:  Snow
 
Mensagem:  DID you USE TO have a hobby? (Note that there is no starting or ending time. At some indefinite time in the past, did you have a hobby?) When I was a child, I used to play the violin. (Note that I did not say when I started and stopped.) I used to have a nickname.(have a nickname is a repeated action?) (At one time I had a nickname, but at some point I stopped having it/one. It's not a repeated action, merely something that existed or happened some time in the unspecified past.) I used to have a pet. (I don't have a pet now, but some time in the past I had one.) I used to play hide-and-seek. (I don't play hide-and-seek now, but at some vague time in the past I did.) I was never as handsome as Johannes (note that I am not making reference to a specific time frame), but I hope this helps. I find nothing in these examples that does not exist in Portuguese too.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
to Johannes  –  snow  25/FEV/2005, 3:18 PM
Pat / Snow  –  Johannes  26/FEV/2005, 9:28 AM
Re: Pat / Snow  –  pat  26/FEV/2005, 9:50 AM
Re: Pat  –  Johannes  26/FEV/2005, 2:22 PM
Re: Pat  –  Alexandre  26/FEV/2005, 5:42 PM
 Snow  –  Dale  26/FEV/2005, 4:59 PM

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