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Autor:  Dale/CR
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  18/JUN/2008 8:55 AM
Assunto:  Make it right
 
Mensagem:  You tell me your car is in wonderful condition.  I buy it from you.  A week later, there is a major problem with the engine and the garage bill is US$500.  You want to make it right, so you give me US$500 to pay the bill.

I have to go to Buenos Aires on business.  I invite you to accompany me.  You buy a new suit and take time off from work.  The trip is cancelled.  A month later, I tell you I want to make things right by inviting you to Bogotá.  (A month later, I tell you I want to make right by you by inviting you to Bogotá.)

There are many variations.  People even say "to do right".

In short, "to make/do right" is an attempt to correct an unjust situation to the satisfaction of both parties.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Make it right  –  Lorenzo  18/JUN/2008, 8:37 AM
 Make it right  –  Dale/CR  18/JUN/2008, 8:55 AM
Make it right  –  Márcio Farias  18/JUN/2008, 10:53 AM
Make it right  –  Dale/CR  18/JUN/2008, 3:09 PM

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