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Autor:  Márcio Osório
E-mail:  rec165701@yahoo.com.br
Data:  28/ABR/2005 2:58 PM
Assunto:  Re: to lean on x lean against
 
Mensagem:  Ana M wrote: > [. . .] Just take a look at my attempts to write Portuguese . . . I think you can try your hand at P with us here. On a fair, two-way basis. At least. I mean, who do you practice your P with assuming you can always find any use, time and occasion for it? > I don't know what Google turned up for you. Let me tell you, > as I browse the internet sometimes I see A LOT of mistakes > made in English that has apparently been written by a non-native > speaker/writer. So, just because it's on the internet (or on TV > or radio) doesn't mean it is correct English. I agree with you. > That said, the expression goes "too much time on my hands" [on > your hands, on his hands, etc.] and the preposition used in the > expression is "on." So CR says, and I agree with you. Okay. With the preposition "on". > I will think up a few sentences with the noun "time": > I have spent a lot of time thinking of you. ["thinking about > you" is okay in this sentence also] > When I went to Brazil, I spent some time in Maceió. > If I leave the house now, I think I will get there in time. > (Acho que vou chegar "na hora" is how I think it is expressed > in Portuguese. > In time, you will learn to have patience in these matters. Good ones! And yes, Brazln Port- and European Port-speaking parleyers would have worded it in very much the same way as you did. > [. . .] He wrote the answers to the test on his hand. Makes sense. Just this morning I jotted down an employee's phone number on the palm of my bare hand. As an administrative clerk or as a "burocratinha" as my forner American gf once said, I work for a public, government-sponsored hospital. > There, see, we figured it out together :) :) :) Didn't we? Yes, we did! Thank you! > [. . .]Um forte abraço, Tudo de bom, Ana.


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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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