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Autor:  pat
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Data:  26/NOV/2005 8:21 PM
Assunto:  Maria Valeska
Mensagem:  Hey Rick,

I'm not an grammar expert in english nor any language whatever, but I'll disagree with you nonetheless.

Your example - "eating outdoors", or mine - "he ran outdoors", are incomplete, and very incorrect and misleading in the former case especially. Literally that would mean to consume the outdoors, a big task, aye?  Although rarely said correctly and fully, they should be "eating out-of-doors" or "he ran out-of-doors".  I think if you  remember that  'outdoors' is an informal and shortened form of  'out-of-doors',  three seperate words which cannot  be combined into one adverb, that will make it more clear. 

Let's try another example : "eating in the bathtub". Does that make 'bathtub' an adverb? Acho que nao. 'in-the-bathtub' if used very frequently as a term could eventually be shortened to 'intub' or some such. Still it would not be an adverb.

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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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