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Autor:  Márcio Osório
E-mail:  rec165701@yahoo.com.br
Data:  15/FEV/2006 12:21 PM
Assunto:  Doubt
 
Mensagem:  What Maria Valeska said.

A caveat against wrong word usage. You cannot use the word doubt to ask a question. You can always ask a question, but in no way can you ask a "doubt." You can even ask forum regulars to "clear up a point (of confusion)," and never doubt, even for a moment, that they will fail to do it. You may even call the whole thing into question. But not call it into "doubt."

Rather than ask, "I have a doubt," say something like "I have a  question," "This question has bothered me for years" <proceed to describe what possibly 'disturbs' or 'mars' your understanding of it>, "I could never fathom the difference between X and Y, but I hope the forum regulars will" I mean, you can always resort to creativity in asking what questions you want asked and answered.

Do please correct me if I make mistakes. No guarantee I will ever produce a text 100% accurate and get away with it with a smile on.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Doubt  –  Deivis  15/FEV/2006, 10:40 AM
Doubt  –  Maria Valeska  15/FEV/2006, 11:41 AM
Doubt  –  Tiago T.  15/FEV/2006, 12:18 PM
 Doubt  –  Márcio Osório  15/FEV/2006, 12:21 PM
Doubt  –  Deivis  15/FEV/2006, 12:52 PM
Doubt  –  Dale/RS  15/FEV/2006, 1:35 PM
Lip service  –  Deivis  16/FEV/2006, 6:44 AM

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