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Autor:  pat
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Data:  26/NOV/2005 10:49 AM
Assunto:  Maria Valeska
 
Mensagem:  I just looked at the other thread.

I'm glad I qualified my statement about native-speakers with 'collectively'!

Andre, you are quite right that 'outdoor' is an adjective (not just a shortened form of 'out-of-doors'). However, 'outdoors' is a noun, not an adverb.

That confusion may arise because of it's common usage in constructions like "he ran outdoors" where one might think that 'outdoors' is modifing 'ran'. It isn't. The real meaning is "he ran out of the door",  in other words, he went from inside the house to outside of the house. Outside of the house is a place, an actuality, not an adverb.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Maria Valeska  –  Miguel Vieira  25/NOV/2005, 7:07 PM
Maria Valeska  –  Rodolfo  25/NOV/2005, 7:56 PM
Maria Valeska  –  Miguel Vieira  25/NOV/2005, 8:07 PM
Maria Valeska  –  André Oliveira  26/NOV/2005, 9:35 AM
Maria Valeska  –  pat  26/NOV/2005, 10:37 AM
 Maria Valeska  –  pat  26/NOV/2005, 10:49 AM
Maria Valeska  –  Rick Leal  26/NOV/2005, 11:29 AM
Adverbs  –  André Oliveira  27/NOV/2005, 6:59 AM
Adverbs  –  pat  27/NOV/2005, 10:30 AM
Adverbs  –  André Oliveira  27/NOV/2005, 11:01 PM
Maria Valeska  –  Regina  27/NOV/2005, 4:01 PM
Maria Valeska  –  Lou  27/NOV/2005, 6:42 PM
Maria Valeska  –  Fabricioaugusto  26/NOV/2005, 1:18 PM
Maria Valeska  –  Miguel Vieira  26/NOV/2005, 5:57 PM
Maria Valeska  –  pat  26/NOV/2005, 8:21 PM
Maria Valeska  –  Tiago T.  27/NOV/2005, 10:35 AM

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