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Autor:  Tiago T.
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  14/FEV/2007 11:47 AM
Assunto:  tomada
 
Mensagem:  Very interesting, Dale. I think I understand what you mean. When a word is used 80% of the time with a certain meaning, you just avoid using it with another meaning (specially when both meanings belong to the same field of knowledge). The alternative meaning exists, but why would you risk not being understood properly when there is another word that expresses the intended meaning in a much clearer fashion?


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
tomada  –  Dudu  12/FEV/2007, 4:12 PM
tomada  –  Paulo S  12/FEV/2007, 5:18 PM
tomada  –  Dudu  12/FEV/2007, 8:06 PM
tomada  –  Wauber  12/FEV/2007, 10:23 PM
tomada  –  Dale/CR  13/FEV/2007, 2:51 AM
tomada  –  Paulo S  13/FEV/2007, 8:27 AM
tomada  –  Tiago T.  13/FEV/2007, 8:18 PM
tomada  –  Dale/CR  14/FEV/2007, 2:43 AM
 tomada  –  Tiago T.  14/FEV/2007, 11:47 AM

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