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Autor:  Dale/RS
E-mail:  dale.thomas@hy.com.br
Data:  14/ABR/2006 7:18 PM
Assunto:  as ... as me / I am
 
Mensagem: 

'I went into his room and thought: "This is / That's / It's a mess.'"

I'd say, "This is a mess!" under in most situations.  However, I see nothing wrong with any of the three choices. 

If I am with another person.  I may choose "That's a mess!"  Or if I am  comparing it with with the condition of another room, I may choose "That's a mess!"

If someone asks me the check on the room, I may yell at home, "It's a mess!"

 

'The show was ghastly, but I won't keep complaining about this/that/it.'

I think I'd say, "...about it" in most situations.  However, I see nothing wrong with any of the three choices. 

I'd probably choose "...about this" or "...about that" if the show is just one of several things that I am complaining about.  (I got there late, I couldn't find a place to park, the seats were terrible, and the show was ghastly, but I won't keep complaining about this/that.  I promise that I won't complain again tonight.) 

 

If you ask another native speaker, he will probably have another reaction to your sentences.  Why?  Why do I prefer apple pie to peach pie?  Why do I prefer coconut ice cream to strawberry ice cream? 

 


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
as ... as me / I am  –  Percival  14/ABR/2006, 12:25 PM
as ... as me / I am  –  Tiago T.  14/ABR/2006, 4:22 PM
 as ... as me / I am  –  Dale/RS  14/ABR/2006, 7:18 PM
as ... as me / I am  –  Percival  14/ABR/2006, 7:56 PM
as ... as me / I am  –  Dale/RS  14/ABR/2006, 11:26 PM

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