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Autor:  PPAULO
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  05/JUN/2007 10:21 PM
Assunto:  Ever
 
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Yeah, Daniela.
All fellows here answered brightly.
I also will have a go on this.
There are a subtlety about that construction in English, and will say of it.
Is that sometimes you´ll see sentences with "ever"that mean ´´nunca´´ but in sarcastic/ironic way.

 

 

Suppose that you have a friend in a crowd of them, and your friend isn´t

sympathetyc to you (or is a teaser, whatever).

So, suddenly pop up some subject, say, sports. "Ronaldinho is playing in America de

Natal". (and all know it, except you)

you say "I don´t know of this, he is in Barcelona."

[Your non-sympathetic friend with a grin says]

"Do you ever watch television in the morning? this broke in Bom Dia Brasil"

 

Here is the subtetly; the translation would be:

 "Você (alguma vez) já assistiu televisão de manhã? (his/her grin says that you don´t).    Isso saiu no Bom Dia Brasil (and He/she watch television in the morning, since Bom Dia Brasil is in the early morning.

= = = == ====

 

 

You´re at the school and you write in a notepad, however you never erase your scribbles, you risk it and repeat the word you blundered; your notepad gets an ugly aspect.

A friend of yours, seeing it says "Do you ever heard of an eraser?" (Você já ouviu falar de um tal de apagador? ), of course you did, who didn´t? but then why you don´t use it? would be the sense.

 

I know of it, because I learned in the BBC´s message board, not the one named ´´communicate´´ but the ´´Ask a question´´ and the answer was more or less so.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Ever  –  Daniela  05/JUN/2007, 3:38 PM
Ever  –  Dale/CR  05/JUN/2007, 3:54 PM
Ever  –  Daniela  05/JUN/2007, 4:06 PM
Ever  –  MiltonHW  05/JUN/2007, 5:42 PM
Ever  –  The real Alexandre  05/JUN/2007, 4:41 PM
Ever  –  Dale/CR  05/JUN/2007, 6:47 PM
 Ever  –  PPAULO  05/JUN/2007, 10:21 PM
Ever  –  Johannes  06/JUN/2007, 7:29 AM
Ever  –  Johannes  06/JUN/2007, 7:37 AM
Ever  –  PPAULO  06/JUN/2007, 6:06 PM

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