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Autor:  Márcio Osório
E-mail:  rec165701@yahoo.com.br
Data:  28/ABR/2005 11:33 AM
Assunto:  Re: to MARCIO_to lean on x lean against
 
Mensagem:  > Marcio, that was nice of you to explain that!
> By the way, TO COIN: is it a well spoken verb??

Not at all, R.

The verb "coin" also means "make up or invent" as in "Márcio coined some very weird expressions." But learner of English Márcio definitely cannot determine whether native speakers of English use it more than they would use the phrasal "make up" in speech. I have heard it "I made it up!" meaning "I invented it!" rather than "I coined it!"

Can Ana ban Anna?


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
to lean on x lean against  –  Ricky  27/ABR/2005, 4:28 PM
Re: to lean on x lean against  –  Tom  27/ABR/2005, 4:44 PM
Re: to lean on x lean against  –  Ricky  27/ABR/2005, 4:57 PM
Re: to lean on x lean against  –  Márcio Osório  28/ABR/2005, 12:37 AM
Re: to lean on x lean against  –  Ana M  28/ABR/2005, 4:22 AM
Re: to lean on x lean against  –  Márcio Osório  28/ABR/2005, 10:13 AM
Re: to lean on x lean against  –  Ana M  28/ABR/2005, 10:35 AM
Re: to lean on x lean against  –  Márcio Osório  28/ABR/2005, 2:58 PM
Re: on my hands...  –  CR  28/ABR/2005, 11:44 AM
Re: on my hands...  –  Márcio Osório  28/ABR/2005, 3:19 PM
Re: to MARCIO_to lean on x lean against  –  Ricky  28/ABR/2005, 9:13 AM
 Re: to MARCIO_to lean on x lean against  –  Márcio Osório  28/ABR/2005, 11:33 AM
Re: to MARCIO_to lean on x lean against  –  Ana M  28/ABR/2005, 2:45 PM
Re: to MARCIO_to lean on x lean against  –  Márcio Osório  28/ABR/2005, 3:47 PM
now what the heck?  –  Johannes  27/ABR/2005, 5:59 PM

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