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Autor:  michael robertson
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Data:  19/MAI/2003 1:19 AM
Assunto:  Re: Looking foward to ...ing?
Mensagem:  Hi guys I'm enjoying the discussion and not wanting to get personal or disrespectful ... as regards your question Pat, i think that we should distinguish between the identification of ways in which words are used (ING form as noun and ING form as verbal) and the use of inaccurate imported terminology to describe these uses and so i reject your (rhetorical) question as a misrepresentation (or misinterpretation) of my assertion the quirk and greenbaum text (which I don't have at hand) includes examples of ING forms which fit into neither the verbal or noun category if a 'rule' fails to describe accepted standard use then there can only be one conclusion: the rule AINT right (and needs to be done away with as it is an impediment to learning) do you not accept that grammar terms such as these were brought into vogue by the machinations of latinophile academics (as described by other contributors)?

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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Looking foward to ...ing?  –  Jorge Santos  15/MAI/2003, 3:05 PM
Re: Looking foward to ...ing?  –  Andréa  15/MAI/2003, 6:15 PM
Re: Looking foward to ...ing?  –  michael robertson  17/MAI/2003, 6:07 PM
Re: Looking foward to ...ing?  –  pat  18/MAI/2003, 7:56 PM
 Re: Looking foward to ...ing?  –  michael robertson  19/MAI/2003, 1:19 AM
Re: Looking foward to ...ing?  –  pat  19/MAI/2003, 7:53 AM
Re: Looking foward to ...ing?  –  orlando  15/MAI/2003, 6:49 PM

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