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Autor:  Dale/CR
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  04/ABR/2009 2:31 AM
Assunto:  deixar a desejar: ao Dale
Mensagem:  Your essay leaves much to be desired.
Your essay falls short of the standards of this class.

If we told someone that his essay was "sloppy", he probably wouldn't understand without a lot more context.  We are not being clear.  "Sloppy" can mean that that the paper has smudges, the handwriting is illegible, etc.  To do sloppy work on an essay (note that a little more context is given) could mean that the facts were not checked out, the writing was illogical, etc.  In the two sentences at the top of this page, it is clear that the essay is not of the quality expected by the speaker.

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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
deixar a desejar  –  JoãoX  01/ABR/2009, 10:17 PM
deixar a desejar  –  Dale/CR  01/ABR/2009, 10:19 PM
deixar a desejar: ao Dale  –  Pimenta  02/ABR/2009, 10:31 AM
deixar a desejar: ao Dale  –  Dale/CR  02/ABR/2009, 12:21 PM
deixar a desejar: ao Dale  –  PPAULO  03/ABR/2009, 9:52 PM
 deixar a desejar: ao Dale  –  Dale/CR  04/ABR/2009, 2:31 AM
deixar a desejar: ao Dale  –  PPAULO  04/ABR/2009, 3:13 PM
deixar a desejar: ao Dale  –  PPAULO  04/ABR/2009, 3:15 PM

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