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Autor:  michael r
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Data:  11/OUT/2003 5:44 AM
Assunto:  Re: Help!
Mensagem:  ... and it is interesting to note that this kind of abbreviation (modal + have) is often spoken and even written by native speakers as "should (etc) + of" as in: I should (of / 've / have) gone to work but i slept in this is 'strictly-speaking' incorrect usage - but is perfectly understandable given the natural tendency in spoken English to ‘cut the corners’ - to reduce the length of words when speaking – a spoken sentence basically occurring as a long sound pattern often with no space at all separating individual words And so the 'mid-sentence spoken abbreviated form’ of “should have” comes out as: “shoulda” “Ushouldaseentherugbylastnite”

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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Help!  –  Uriel  10/OUT/2003, 8:49 PM
Re: Help!  –  orlando  10/OUT/2003, 10:46 PM
 Re: Help!  –  michael r  11/OUT/2003, 5:44 AM

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