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Autor:  Dale/CR
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  06/ABR/2007 12:30 PM
Assunto:  Play Uncle
 
Mensagem: 

We are probably making a mountain out of a molehill, but again "uncle" referes to a non-specific person but "Uncle" refers to a specific person.  In the latter case, "uncle" replaces the uncle's name.

 

Do you have any uncles and aunts? = non-specific

Yes, I have an uncle in Alaska. = non-specific.

 

May I have a quarter, Uncle? = specific (could have said "Uncle Bob")

As Uncle if he wants to go to the store. = specific (could have said "Uncle Jack")


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Play Uncle  –  Thania  03/ABR/2007, 5:21 PM
Play Uncle  –  Dale/CR  03/ABR/2007, 9:17 PM
Play Uncle  –  Thania  04/ABR/2007, 11:32 AM
Play Uncle  –  Dale/CR  04/ABR/2007, 1:01 PM
Play Uncle  –  Adriana Leal  04/ABR/2007, 8:24 PM
Play Uncle  –  Eddie the Inquisitive  05/ABR/2007, 11:05 AM
 Play Uncle  –  Dale/CR  06/ABR/2007, 12:30 PM
Play Uncle  –  Thania  06/ABR/2007, 9:57 PM

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