LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||10/OUT/2008 8:29 PM|
|Assunto:||Re: IT and sujeito...|
What means to know a word?
No way, because you are making a question, so you need the "does" here.
So, the first part of the problem is solved.
It might be an impression of mine, but I have seen in English texts that sentences
wich in Portuguese would have a "sujeito oculto/subtendido" they put the IT.
Like in "is it raining?" and so on.
Thus, "What does it mean to know a word?" would be a case in wich "does" is
necessary, since it is a question; then "it" because we (in Portuguese, for example) would have a "sujeito oculto/subtendido" (a thing that they don´t have/use in grammar) but they
use this "IT device" to convey the idea.
Let´s wait further comments.
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