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Autor:  M Rob
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  13/DEZ/2007 11:09 PM
Assunto:  hot air
 
Mensagem: 

As with so many instances, the question of whether gas or gases is the favoured choice is a matter of speaker's intent.

 

Both are correct

 

Often gas is regarded as an uncountable - ergo gas

 

But in some instances the speaker is referring to a range of different emissions - ergo gases

 

There is no 'grammar solution' - only a usage which reflects speaker's intent


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
as long as  –  Siegfried  13/DEZ/2007, 5:12 PM
as long as  –  Márcio Farias  13/DEZ/2007, 8:32 PM
as long as  –  Márcio Farias  13/DEZ/2007, 8:52 PM
as long as  –  orlando  13/DEZ/2007, 10:54 PM
as long as  –  Márcio Farias  14/DEZ/2007, 8:32 PM
To Márcio Farias  –  orlando  13/DEZ/2007, 8:36 PM
To Márcio Farias  –  Márcio Farias  13/DEZ/2007, 9:04 PM
 hot air  –  M Rob  13/DEZ/2007, 11:09 PM
hot air  –  orlando  14/DEZ/2007, 1:43 AM
hot air  –  José Roberto  14/DEZ/2007, 10:09 AM
It's a gas gas gas  –  M Rob  15/DEZ/2007, 10:07 PM

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