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Autor:  Johannes
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Data:  13/ABR/2005 4:15 PM
Assunto:  Re: Where is the subject?
 
Mensagem:  Oi Maria, thanks for giving it your time. I have distilled as follows: «It often says (in an active sentence) who or what does the action that the verb refers to." Meaning influence over the verb. "there" is called a "nonreferencial, dummy, empty" subject» Meaning no influence over the verb! Food for non-linguists /non-grammarians. When 'facilitating the acquisition'of the English language, it would help if in the example of the boy(s) is /are, the boy(s)could remain the subject , so everybody would understand the why of : there is and there are. Who can we put the the blame on ?


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Where is the subject?  –  Paula  12/ABR/2005, 10:02 AM
Re: Where is the subject?  –  Johannes  12/ABR/2005, 10:16 AM
Re: Where is the subject?  –  Paula  12/ABR/2005, 11:18 AM
Re: Where is the subject?  –  José Roberto  12/ABR/2005, 12:37 PM
Re: Where is the subject?  –  Johannes  12/ABR/2005, 1:01 PM
Re: Where is the subject?  –  Maria Valeska  13/ABR/2005, 12:08 PM
Re: Where is the subject?  –  José Roberto  13/ABR/2005, 12:25 PM
 Re: Where is the subject?  –  Johannes  13/ABR/2005, 4:15 PM
Re: Where is the subject?  –  Tom  12/ABR/2005, 12:35 PM

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