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Autor:  Offa
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Data:  16/OUT/2008 6:34 PM
Assunto:  "of"
 
Mensagem: 

Just like "you need advice" not 'of advice'

 

Maybe if you were expressing a partitive concept the 'of' is used: "Would you like some of the cake" (you need cake); "Would you like a cup of coffee" (you need coffee)

 

Look at it from the point of view of the verb 'need'

 

We have expressions like "I am in need of assistance / in need of a drink"

 

But in the shorter direct expressions "I need assistance / I need a drink" the role of 'of' vanishes

 

That's just the way it is

 


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
"of"  –  Muller  16/OUT/2008, 4:36 PM
 "of"  –  Offa  16/OUT/2008, 6:34 PM
"of"  –  Ricardo - EMB  16/OUT/2008, 7:46 PM

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