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Autor:  Dale/RS
E-mail:  dale.thomas@hy.com.br
Data:  21/ABR/2006 5:52 PM
Assunto:  Does it resembles you?
 
Mensagem: 

"Does it resembles you?" is, of course, wrong.  However, it is wrong for a reason that may not be obvious.  Native speakers don't use it in that context, not even when it's written "Does it resemble you?"

 

You would expect to hear/read "Does that sound like you?"  or maybe "Does that describe you?"  Of the two, the first is more common.

 

"To resemble" is certainly used, but not in the context above. 

1) Bill resembles John. 

2) Your house resembles mine. 

In both sentences, you can replace "resembles" with "looks like" without a change of meaning.

 

"To sound like" is often used to mean "to appear".  Often it is used to express a future possibility or an opinion. 

1) John has been telling me how busy he has been this month.  It sounds like he has not had much time to rest.

2) It sounds like rain.

3) The party on Saturday sounds like rain.

 

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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Does it resembles you?  –  Deivis  21/ABR/2006, 4:29 PM
Does it resembles you?  –  Johannes  21/ABR/2006, 4:55 PM
Does it resembles you?  –  Deivis  21/ABR/2006, 5:19 PM
 Does it resembles you?  –  Dale/RS  21/ABR/2006, 5:52 PM
Does it resembles you?  –  Sarah  21/ABR/2006, 10:39 PM
Does it resembles you?  –  Dale/RS  22/ABR/2006, 1:10 AM
Does it resembles you?  –  Dale/RS  22/ABR/2006, 1:29 AM
Does it resembles you?  –  Sandra  22/ABR/2006, 8:38 PM

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