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Autor:  Dale/RS
E-mail:  dale.thomas@hy.com.br
Data:  26/ABR/2006 6:19 PM
Assunto:  Reckon - II
 
Mensagem: 

I'd suggest that if you are learning American English as opposed to British English that you avoid "to reckon" when wanting to say "to believe, think, assume, etc."  I've corresponded with Brits over the years, but I don't recall hearing them use "to reckon" with that meaning.  Maybe we can find a Limey and ask him/her.

 

My late father-in-law learned some English from a Greek, probably in the 1930s.  He insisted that the way to call the attention of a waiter was to say loudly, "I say!"  Not once did he ever hear anyone in a restaurant in the USA call to a waiter or waitress, "I say!"  But a Greek had taught it to him, so it had to be correct.  Several Americans tried to tell him that (1) it wasn't used, and (2) it sounded very rude to us.  But Manuel knew better.  A Greek had taught it to him.

 


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Reckon  –  Dale/RS  26/ABR/2006, 3:50 PM
Reckon  –  Johannes  26/ABR/2006, 4:17 PM
JohannesReckon  –  Dale/RS  26/ABR/2006, 6:02 PM
JohannesReckon  –  Johannes  26/ABR/2006, 6:15 PM
JohannesReckon  –  pat  26/ABR/2006, 10:10 PM
Reckon  –  Cris  26/ABR/2006, 4:27 PM
Reckon  –  Breno  26/ABR/2006, 4:54 PM
Reckon  –  Josi  26/ABR/2006, 5:27 PM
Josi/Reckon  –  Dale/RS  26/ABR/2006, 6:07 PM
Reckon  –  Tiago T.  26/ABR/2006, 5:13 PM
Tiago./Reckon  –  Dale/RS  26/ABR/2006, 6:09 PM
Dale / J. K. Rowling  –  Tiago T.  26/ABR/2006, 6:29 PM
Tiago / J. K. Rowling  –  Johannes  26/ABR/2006, 6:45 PM
Tiago / J. K. Rowling  –  Tiago T.  26/ABR/2006, 7:33 PM
Cris/Reckon  –  Dale/RS  26/ABR/2006, 6:03 PM
Reckon  –  Percival  26/ABR/2006, 5:05 PM
Reckon  –  Pri  26/ABR/2006, 5:25 PM
Reckon  –  Johannes  26/ABR/2006, 5:31 PM
Reckon 3  –  Johannes  26/ABR/2006, 5:47 PM
Pri/Reckon  –  Dale/RS  26/ABR/2006, 6:11 PM
Perci/Reckon  –  Dale/RS  26/ABR/2006, 6:11 PM
 Reckon - II  –  Dale/RS  26/ABR/2006, 6:19 PM
Reckon - II  –  Johannes  26/ABR/2006, 6:26 PM
Reckon - II  –  Percival  26/ABR/2006, 11:05 PM
Reckon - III  –  Deivis  27/ABR/2006, 2:12 AM
Dale/Reckon  –  Cris  27/ABR/2006, 8:15 AM

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