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Autor:  Dale/RS
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Data:  03/OUT/2005 10:51 AM
Assunto:  What did you bring that book... - Eng>Port
 
Mensagem: 

Márcio, can you believe that I was back in bed and almost asleep when I realized I had made that mistake!  We joke, "Once I thought I'd made a mistake, but I was wrong."  Well, we can't blame the cachaça today.

 

 

"What for" is sometimes used instead of "why". 

(1a)  "Did you bring the camera?" 

(1b)  "What for?"  -  Why would I want/bring a camera?

(2a)  "I think my brother will be there tomorrow."

(2b)  "What for?"   -  Why will he be there?  What will be the purpose of his trip/presence?

 

 


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
What did you bring that book... - Eng>Port  –  Márcio Osório  02/OUT/2005, 9:58 PM
What did you bring that book... - Eng>Port  –  Dale/RS  03/OUT/2005, 5:50 AM
What did you bring that book... - Eng>Port  –  Márcio Osório  03/OUT/2005, 8:27 AM
 What did you bring that book... - Eng>Port  –  Dale/RS  03/OUT/2005, 10:51 AM
What did you bring that book... - Eng>Port  –  Maria Valeska  03/OUT/2005, 1:19 PM
What did you bring that book... - Eng>Port  –  André Oliveira  03/OUT/2005, 1:24 PM
What did you bring that book... - Eng>Port  –  Johannes  03/OUT/2005, 1:42 PM
What did you bring that book... - Eng>Port  –  CR  03/OUT/2005, 7:52 PM
What did you bring that book... - Eng>Port  –  Márcio Osório  03/OUT/2005, 11:39 PM

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