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Autor:  José Roberto
E-mail:  josezambon@terra.com.br
Data:  13/JUL/2007 10:21 AM
Assunto:  Their and mine
 
Mensagem: 

Things like That's my friend, they want... (a girl telling her father who is on the phone cleverly hiding the gender of her interloctor) might not be in a grammar book although quite widespread, but at the same time we have if anybody wants to leave early, they can which has made it into the grammar books.

 

And there is nothing clumsy using the same pronoun with singular or plural entities, if you know a little French you will know the difference between  tu & vous does not only boil down to a difference in number, the same goes for German Sie.

 

JR


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Their and mine  –  William  11/JUL/2007, 6:48 PM
Their and mine  –  m rob  11/JUL/2007, 7:07 PM
Their and mine  –  Johannes  12/JUL/2007, 5:41 PM
 Their and mine  –  José Roberto  13/JUL/2007, 10:21 AM
Their and mine  –  Johannes  13/JUL/2007, 6:57 PM
Their and mine  –  José Roberto  13/JUL/2007, 8:54 PM
Their and mine  –  José Roberto  13/JUL/2007, 9:00 PM
Their and mine  –  Dale/CR  15/JUL/2007, 3:35 PM
Their and mine  –  José Roberto  15/JUL/2007, 9:13 PM
Their and mine  –  mrob  20/JUL/2007, 6:47 PM

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