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Autor:  Tiago T.
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Data:  30/NOV/2005 5:44 PM
Assunto:  May I invert the order like in Portuguese?
 
Mensagem:  I forgot your examples...

A pipoca saltou por todo o laboratorio.
Por todo o laboratorio a pipoca saltou.

You could try to say:

All around the lab did the popcorn pop.

Or maybe not... It sounded really bad. The sentence is rather informal to be inverted. Besides "the popcorn pop" is a bit repetitive...

I should do it.
Should I do it. (not interrogative)

This one would sound like a question. There's no point in making the inversion if you want to make an affirmative statement. Maybe if you said:

Definitely should I do it.

I don't really know. I'll let the natives comment on that!


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
May I invert the order like in Portuguese?  –  Fabricioaugusto  30/NOV/2005, 3:46 PM
May I invert the order like in Portuguese?  –  André Oliveira  30/NOV/2005, 4:01 PM
May I invert the order like in Portuguese?  –  Tiago T.  30/NOV/2005, 5:34 PM
 May I invert the order like in Portuguese?  –  Tiago T.  30/NOV/2005, 5:44 PM
May I invert the order like in Portuguese?  –  Fabricioaugusto  30/NOV/2005, 5:59 PM
May I invert the order like in Portuguese?  –  Tiago T.  30/NOV/2005, 6:01 PM
May I invert the order like in Portuguese?  –  pat  01/DEZ/2005, 10:03 AM
May I invert the order like in Portuguese?  –  Maria Valeska  01/DEZ/2005, 1:37 PM

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