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Autor:  pat
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Data:  22/DEZ/2002 7:39 PM
Assunto:  Re: Become X get
 
Mensagem:  Dear Jose,

Yes, it is true; although the use of "become" is more correct in those contexts, in normal spoken usage it sounds "affectacious" -
stiff and formal or as if the speaker is trying to sound "educated". But you will hear people say it that way, especially speakers of certain classes.

In your example one could also say "Anne was (or is) sad because....", but the meaning is slightly different, of course.

However, for a Brazilian I would recommend using the correct verb "become" - instead of "get" - in those cases, because nobody is going to find it affected in a foreign speaker, that perception would only apply to a native speaker. If you learn a perfect American accent, then you can switch back!

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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Become X get  –  José Roberto  22/DEZ/2002, 4:15 PM
 Re: Become X get  –  pat  22/DEZ/2002, 7:39 PM
Re: Become X get  –  Miguel Vieira  23/DEZ/2002, 4:41 PM
Re: Become X get  –  pat  23/DEZ/2002, 7:43 PM
Re: Become X get  –  Miguel Vieira  23/DEZ/2002, 7:59 PM
Re: Become X get  –  Daniel  23/DEZ/2002, 10:19 PM
Re: Become X get  –  Miguel Vieira  24/DEZ/2002, 3:58 PM
Re: Become X get  –  Rui Bento  26/DEZ/2002, 4:59 AM
Re: Become X get  –  Miguel Vieira  26/DEZ/2002, 3:58 PM
Re: Become X get  –  Rui Bento  27/DEZ/2002, 1:50 PM
Re: Become X get  –  Carol  29/DEZ/2002, 8:08 PM
Re: Become X get  –  Elsa  29/DEZ/2002, 10:25 PM
Re: Become X get  –  Celio  30/DEZ/2002, 12:41 AM
Re: Become X get  –  André Costa  30/DEZ/2002, 10:49 PM
Re: Become X get  –  Santa Claus (back home)  30/DEZ/2002, 11:34 PM
Re: Become X get  –  Rui Bento  31/DEZ/2002, 5:16 AM
hello  –  Phenter  09/AGO/2006, 3:56 PM
Re: Become X get  –  Ron  24/DEZ/2002, 5:18 AM
Re: Become X get  –  Miguel Vieira  26/DEZ/2002, 5:01 PM
Re: Become X get  –  Pat  26/DEZ/2002, 9:39 PM

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