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Autor:  Márcio Farias
E-mail:  marcio_osorio@oi.com.br
Data:  06/MAR/2009 11:59 AM
Assunto:  Eu sou estudante
Mensagem:  As far as common assertions go, you have a correctly worded Portuguese sentence in "Eu sou estudante."

The English equivalent, however, takes an article (I am a student). My English grammar manual says, "Don't use singular countable nouns alone, without an article or other determiner." But it won't disclose why or when it takes an a/an.

Does our Portuguese grammar manual have a rule as to why and when we should write/say, "Eu sou estudante" and not "Eu sou um estudante"?

Márcio's inquiring mind wants to know.

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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Is it correct?  –  Amira  06/MAR/2009, 10:06 AM
 Eu sou estudante  –  Márcio Farias  06/MAR/2009, 11:59 AM
Eu sou estudante  –  Amira  06/MAR/2009, 6:09 PM
indef artic  –  Nan  06/MAR/2009, 7:57 PM
Student ist ein Scholar  –  Márcio Farias  06/MAR/2009, 8:26 PM
Is it correct?  –  Dale/CR  06/MAR/2009, 8:28 PM
Is it correct?  –  Márcio Farias  06/MAR/2009, 8:44 PM

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