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Autor:  CR
E-mail:  crs@sbcuc.net
Data:  26/ABR/2009 2:36 PM
Assunto:  There´s many book
 
Mensagem: 

Contractions like  —  I am -> I'm  —  you are -> you're  —  she is -> she's  —  and hundred others appeared to smooth out speech, they should not even be used in writing, although I know they are.

 

If you think that saying   "there're"  clearly and am·bigu·ous·ly is better than "there are",  fine.  Say it slowly though, so people will understand you; but by then you'll find yourself saying "there are"...

 

Back to writing, in this day of twittering, instant messaging, and cell phone texting, written language is going to hell in a handbasket!  So I guess anything goes.  Th're many ways 2 abbrevi8 wrt'ng.  So, I figure, why bother with the finer points of grammar?!?!?

 

Bw.

 

CR

 


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
There´s many book  –  Aman  25/ABR/2009, 11:29 PM
There´s many book  –  Márcio Farias  26/ABR/2009, 12:38 AM
There´s many book  –  CR  26/ABR/2009, 1:33 AM
There´s many book  –  Márcio Farias  26/ABR/2009, 9:40 AM
 There´s many book  –  CR  26/ABR/2009, 2:36 PM
There´s many book  –  Wellington Peixoto  30/ABR/2009, 9:27 AM
There´s many book  –  Aman  26/ABR/2009, 9:48 AM
There´s many book  –  Márcio Farias  27/ABR/2009, 8:15 AM

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