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Autor:  José Roberto
E-mail:  josezambon@merconet.com.br
Data:  30/ABR/2003 12:00 AM
Assunto:  Re: Future Perfect
 
Mensagem:  Hello Mike I desagree on what you said :"there is really no such tense as future perfect in english that is just a convenient term which translates well for speakers of romance languages - in the end the term simply misleads" Because one can realise that there is a counterpart for the Future Perfect in Brazilian Portuguese, but what happens is that people prefer to show their unsureness which this type of setence bears. Em 2005, quando me formar, TEREI ESTUDADO por 6 anos. (In 2005, when I graduate, I will have studied for 6 years) So there is a convenient translation for it, but it's simply not so used as English speaker use it. And in the end instead of a mislead the romance speaker will addapt it in a better way into his/her own language. And look at this example from French: Je marierai quand j'aurai terminé mes études. (When I get married, I will have finished my studies), it's not a perfect translation but it shows how another romance language deal with the issue (which adaptations they do to create a sentence in a very close meaning to English). See you. José Roberto


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Future Perfect  –  Miguel Vieira  28/ABR/2003, 2:16 PM
Re: Future Perfect  –  Ricardo - EMB -  28/ABR/2003, 3:27 PM
Re: Future Perfect  –  Miguel Vieira  28/ABR/2003, 6:21 PM
Re: Future Perfect  –  pat  29/ABR/2003, 8:30 AM
Re: Future Perfect  –  Miguel Vieira  29/ABR/2003, 6:41 PM
Re: Future Perfect  –  Mike Robertson  29/ABR/2003, 6:56 PM
Re: Future Perfect  –  pat  29/ABR/2003, 9:59 PM
Re: Future Perfect  –  Micke Rob  29/ABR/2003, 11:55 PM
 Re: Future Perfect  –  José Roberto  30/ABR/2003, 12:00 AM
Re: Future Perfect  –  Mike Robertson  30/ABR/2003, 12:40 AM
Re: Future Perfect  –  patrick  30/ABR/2003, 8:23 AM
Re: Future Perfect  –  José Roberto  30/ABR/2003, 10:11 AM
Re: Future Perfect  –  Mick Rob  30/ABR/2003, 6:52 PM
Re: Future Perfect  –  pat  30/ABR/2003, 9:57 PM
Re: Will + Perfect Aspect  –  Michael Robertson  01/MAI/2003, 12:20 AM
Re: Will + Perfect Aspect  –  pat  01/MAI/2003, 8:25 AM
Re: Future Perfect  –  José Roberto  01/MAI/2003, 12:13 PM
Re: Future Perfect  –  pat brownp  01/MAI/2003, 6:34 PM
Re: Future Perfect  –  José Roberto  30/ABR/2003, 10:09 AM
Re: Future Perfect  –  pat  29/ABR/2003, 7:04 PM

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