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Autor:  Tiago T.
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Data:  22/DEZ/2007 12:41 PM
Assunto:  Contract/Hire
 
Mensagem:  Francis is right. Usually, to hire is a verb and contract is a noun:

She was hired three years ago.
You must hire a lawyer.
They hired a firm of consultants to design the new system.

They signed a contract.
He made a contract with the supplier.
The offer has been accepted, subject to a contract.

The word contract can also be used as a verb, but this usage is not so common and, most of the times, the meaning is slightly different from the Portuguese verb "contratar".


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Contract/Hire  –  J.A,  21/DEZ/2007, 10:43 PM
Contract/Hire  –  Francis  22/DEZ/2007, 7:53 AM
 Contract/Hire  –  Tiago T.  22/DEZ/2007, 12:41 PM

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