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Autor:  Anon
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  05/JUN/2008 1:30 PM
Assunto:  q
 
Mensagem: 

Hello Dale,

 

 I'm very pleased with your help. You teach very well, thanks! By the way I thought I could write:

 

 "The audience stands up and claps as it happens in: "The public who attends a play in a theater or as you wrote:" The public who attends Indiana Jones movies" .

 

 Because in my mind I see the words "audience" and "public" as I see e.g. the words "group", "family", etc...

 

e.g.: 

 

 a)  "The group stands up and claps the teacher" ;

 b)  " My family is fine, thanks."

 

(here I' m not thinking about each member of  "the group and family", but I see "group" and "family" as an unit. So, the verb goes to singular).

 

a)" The group stand up and clap the teacher"

b) "My family are fine, thanks."

 

(here as I consider each member who takes part of "the group and family", so the verb goes to plural form).     

 

Am I right??? Please, comment.

 

Thanks a lot!

Anon

 

 


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Could you please, check my sentences?   –  Anon  04/JUN/2008, 6:37 PM
Could you please, check my sentences?   –  Dale/CR  04/JUN/2008, 8:23 PM
Could you please, check my sentences?   –  Anon  04/JUN/2008, 10:15 PM
q  –  Dale/CR  05/JUN/2008, 12:41 PM
 q  –  Anon  05/JUN/2008, 1:30 PM
q  –  Dale/CR  06/JUN/2008, 1:57 AM
quite  –  Assumed  05/JUN/2008, 6:17 PM

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