LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||09/DEZ/2007 6:14 PM|
Márcio see if you agree:
Forty dollarsis 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 dollarsare 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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