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Autor:  Dale/CR
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Data:  02/JUL/2007 5:29 PM
Assunto:  added to vs. contributed to
 
Mensagem: 

I see no difference in that context. 

 

To add and to contribute are not always interchangeable, but often they are.  One of the main differences between contribute and add is that contribute implies that the subject is acting with other agents.  I can add to a soup by putting an onion in it.  (There is no hint as to whether I am making the soup alone or with others.)  I can contribute to a soup by putting an onion into it if someone else has also put something into the soup. 

 


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
added to vs. contributed to  –  Márcio Farias  02/JUL/2007, 1:30 PM
 added to vs. contributed to  –  Dale/CR  02/JUL/2007, 5:29 PM
added to vs. contributed to  –  Márcio Farias  02/JUL/2007, 8:42 PM
speaker's intent  –  m rob  02/JUL/2007, 5:44 PM
speaker's intent  –  Márcio Farias  02/JUL/2007, 8:49 PM
speaker's intent  –  Ricardo - EMB  03/JUL/2007, 9:45 AM
speaker's intent  –  Dale/CR  03/JUL/2007, 11:20 AM
speaker's intent  –  Márcio Farias  03/JUL/2007, 1:21 PM
speaker's intent  –  M Rob  04/JUL/2007, 7:21 PM

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