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Autor:  Ana M
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Data:  22/ABR/2005 2:52 PM
Assunto:  Re: It sounds strange?!?
 
Mensagem:  Hi José, et al!
Actually, I prefer the "Would you mind typing a letter for me?" However, if there is an established working relationship, the question can be just as politely worded with: "Do you mind typing a letter for me?" Algo assim. Just as in Portuguese, there are different ways of saying the same thing in English.
I used to be a secretary and it would probably be boring to hear the same question time and time again from my boss with no change in the wording. However, the FIRST time a boss asks his secretary to do something for him (or her), "Would you mind . . ." would be the more polite/formal form.
Hope this helps! :) :) :)
Ana


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Do you mind if you answer the question?  –  jose rocha  22/ABR/2005, 11:18 AM
Re: Do you mind if you answer the question?  –  Cris  22/ABR/2005, 11:37 AM
It sounds strange?!?  –  José Cervo  22/ABR/2005, 2:15 PM
 Re: It sounds strange?!?  –  Ana M  22/ABR/2005, 2:52 PM

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