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Autor:  PPAULO
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  20/DEZ/2007 10:54 PM
Assunto:  criteria / criterion
 
Mensagem: 

  Yes, André.

  Most words that comes from Latin have a "irregular'' plural, pick for instance "Forum" the plural is "Fora", but in recent days the usage in English corrupted the plural to "Forum"; so the more commom plural in English is Forums, albeit in several dictionaries you find fora (if the dictionary has plurals forms, many don´t).

   Another case is "Campus" in Portuguese you have the plural "Campi'' but in English they use "Campuses" (Campi is a no no word in English).

    So, take heed of words with "bilingue" plurals like these when you are writting to Brazilian or English audiences.

    I hope this helps some way.

 

   PP.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
criteria / criterion  –  André SR  19/DEZ/2007, 3:21 PM
criteria / criterion  –  Tiago T.  19/DEZ/2007, 9:15 PM
 criteria / criterion  –  PPAULO  20/DEZ/2007, 10:54 PM

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