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Autor:  Márcio Farias
E-mail:  marcio_osorio@oi.com.br
Data:  15/AGO/2007 9:36 PM
Assunto:  How or As?!?!?
 
Mensagem:  It depends. While in Brazln Port we can use como both conjunctionally and adverbially, in English we have separte words for it.

We'd probably NEVER start a question with as as in, "As do you do it?" (= Como você faz isso?). Neither would we use how and merely call it a conjunction as in, "How Mr. von Rundstedt dashed for the bus, he tripped over his own head hair and fell" meaning "Enquanto [= as] o sr. von Rundstedt corria pra pegar o ônibus, tropeçou no próprio cabelo e caiu".

Don't use how for as and vice versa. You can do it in BP but not in English.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
How or As?!?!?  –  juliana  15/AGO/2007, 9:02 PM
 How or As?!?!?  –  Márcio Farias  15/AGO/2007, 9:36 PM
How or As? It depends.  –  Márcio Farias  15/AGO/2007, 10:13 PM
How or As? It depends.  –  PPAULO  16/AGO/2007, 12:09 AM
How or As? It depends.  –  Márcio Farias  16/AGO/2007, 8:51 AM
How or As? It depends.  –  juliana  16/AGO/2007, 12:34 PM
How or As? It depends.  –  PPAULO  27/AGO/2007, 10:11 PM
How or As? It depends.  –  PPAULO  27/AGO/2007, 10:17 PM

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