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Autor:  José Roberto
E-mail:  josezambon@merconet.com.br
Data:  20/ABR/2003 9:57 PM
Assunto:  Re: Para Miguel
 
Mensagem:  Well, in British English one can use a plural verb with some singular words meaning the group of people(=they), some of these words are: family, audience, committe, company, firm, staff... But it's still better using the singular word because not always you mean the group, but you may want to refer to one thing (the school for instance, the building(=it), not the teachers, students, janitors...(=they)) and then you have to use the singular verb. Miguel, just tell something please....when can adjectives in English be plural? José Roberto


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Para Miguel  –  Ronaldo Cardoso  18/ABR/2003, 10:01 PM
Re: Para Miguel  –  Miguel Vieira  19/ABR/2003, 2:18 PM
Re: Para Miguel  –  Miguel Vieira  19/ABR/2003, 3:42 PM
 Re: Para Miguel  –  José Roberto  20/ABR/2003, 9:57 PM
Re: Para Miguel  –  Miguel Vieira  21/ABR/2003, 7:59 PM

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