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Autor:  PPAULO
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Data:  29/ABR/2009 11:32 PM
Assunto:  Cada autor diz uma coisa!!!!
 
Mensagem: 

Any authoritative grammar will show tables like that (examples are mine, but you can see something in this line of thinking):

            [    I do

   Sing.  [   You do

            [    He, she, it     does

 

 

              [    We do

   Plural   [    You do

               [    They  do

 

Or

 

            [    I go

   Sing.  [   You go

            [    He, she, it     goes

 

 

              [    We go

   Plural   [    You go

               [    They  go
---------------------------------------------

    This fact speak volumes, don´t they?

    In other words, IT goes with he/she in the same grammatical form here.

    As Dale rightly pointed out, you could think of this as being in the second person singular, let´s say, in the same 'family' of he/she.    Whatever happens to he/she, equally happens to  'it'   (grammatically speaking, that is with the verb that follows IT).

 

    Obviously, it worth saying, that 'it' is used to speak generally, of inanimate beings, things, and animals.

 

========================================

    Ah, and (used with verb to be) to speak of events of nature (like rain);  to make statetemenst about  distance ('It´s over 185 kilometers  from Joao Pessoa to Natal); or the time (it is 23 o´clock now./  it is my birthday today...) 

    But, this rule is another can of worms, let´s forget that for now. If I am to dissecate all the uses of IT, I am going to take all night long.

    See you around.

 

   PP.

  

 


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Cada autor diz uma coisa!!!!  –  Jei  29/ABR/2009, 6:28 PM
Cada autor diz uma coisa!!!!  –  Dale-CR  29/ABR/2009, 6:43 PM
Cada autor diz uma coisa!!!!  –  Jei  29/ABR/2009, 7:13 PM
Cada autor diz uma coisa!!!!  –  Dale-CR  29/ABR/2009, 7:30 PM
 Cada autor diz uma coisa!!!!  –  PPAULO  29/ABR/2009, 11:32 PM
Cada autor diz uma coisa!!!!  –  PPAULO  30/ABR/2009, 12:02 AM
Cada autor diz uma coisa!!!!  –  Márcio Farias  30/ABR/2009, 1:30 PM
Cada autor diz uma coisa!!!!  –  CR  29/ABR/2009, 11:46 PM
Cada autor diz uma coisa!!!!  –  PPAULO  30/ABR/2009, 12:19 AM
Tits can't leave Its alone  –  Márcio Farias  30/ABR/2009, 1:43 PM
Tits can't leave Its alone  –  CR  30/ABR/2009, 5:40 PM
Tits can't leave Its alone  –  JOhannes  30/ABR/2009, 6:59 PM
Tits can't leave Its alone  –  Johannes  30/ABR/2009, 7:01 PM
Cada autor diz uma coisa!!!!  –  Dale-CR  30/ABR/2009, 12:44 AM
This fact speaks volumes...  –  PPAULO  30/ABR/2009, 7:48 PM
This fact speaks volumes...  –  Wesley16YearsOld  01/MAI/2009, 11:01 PM

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