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Autor:  orlando
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  09/DEZ/2007 6:14 PM
Assunto:  Forty dollars

Márcio see if you agree:

Forty dollars is a lot of money.

Plural in form but singular in meaning : 'amount' of money.

Where are the forty dollars that I gave you this morning ?

The forty dollars are in my pocket.

Plural in form and meaning : refering to the dollars themselves.

I want my forty dollars back, where are they ?

I want my money back, where is it ?

The same for 'amount' of time/space/distance/...(two minutes...two miles... is too much

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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Forty dollars  –  Noelle  08/DEZ/2007, 8:43 PM
Forty dollars  –  Márcio Farias  09/DEZ/2007, 11:31 AM
 Forty dollars  –  orlando  09/DEZ/2007, 6:14 PM
Forty dollars  –  Márcio Farias  09/DEZ/2007, 9:15 PM
Forty dollars  –  orlando  09/DEZ/2007, 10:02 PM
Forty dollars  –  pat  10/DEZ/2007, 8:43 PM
Forty dollars  –  Márcio Farias  12/DEZ/2007, 8:34 PM
Forty dollars [Azéharamo aypopa]  –  PPAULO  16/DEZ/2007, 1:33 AM

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