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Autor:  Dale/CR
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  15/JUL/2007 3:35 PM
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,

Really?  Doing such a thing would definitely get the attention of the listener.  If someone said such a thing to me, it would be like getting hit on the thumb with a hammer.  I'd get very curious about what the speaker was saying (or not saying). 

 

but at the same time we have if anybody wants to leave early, they can which has made it into the grammar books.

Agreed.  Very commonly used.  It wouldn't raise an eyebrow.


 


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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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