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Autor:  Paulo S
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  16/JUL/2009 5:11 PM
Assunto:  To Dale "Fazer questão"

It would be my pleasure.
I insist!
It wouldn't be a party without you!
I wouldn't dream of going without you!

To make a point of = To be sure (to do something), emphasize (doing something), always (do something), etc.

Dear Dale,


I was looking for a definition for this expression for my better understanding and topped with something like that:

McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.



make a point of someone or something and make an issue of someone or something

Fig. to turn someone or something into an important matter. Please don't make a point of John's comment. It wasn't that important. I hope you make an issue of Tom's success and the reasons for it.



make a point of doing something

to be certain to do something that you think is important She makes a point of sending thank-you notes.


Taking a look at your explanation I see that the expression make a poin of should not be used as in Portugues like "fazer questão de". However, when we say "fazer questão de alguma coisa" it means that we really give importance to what we are saying or doing. So I think it could be sad:


When you visit Brazil I make a point of paying a beer. Because I give importance as to have a friend you know.



Paulo S



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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
"Fazer questão"  –  Karina Toledo  15/JUL/2009, 9:36 AM
"Fazer questão"  –  Mula da Silvia  15/JUL/2009, 9:36 AM
"Fazer questão"  –  Dale-CR  15/JUL/2009, 10:36 AM
"Fazer questão"  –  Karina Toledo  15/JUL/2009, 11:13 AM
 To Dale "Fazer questão"  –  Paulo S  16/JUL/2009, 5:11 PM
To Dale "Fazer questão"  –  eddie  16/JUL/2009, 8:44 PM
To Dale "Fazer questão"  –  PPAULO  16/JUL/2009, 9:30 PM
To Dale "Fazer questão"  –  eddie  16/JUL/2009, 10:02 PM
PPaulo  –  Dale-CR  16/JUL/2009, 11:05 PM
PPaulo - 2  –  Dale-CR  16/JUL/2009, 11:10 PM
eddie   –  Dale-CR  16/JUL/2009, 10:57 PM
Paulo S   –  Dale-CR  16/JUL/2009, 10:55 PM
Swing.  –  PPAULO  17/JUL/2009, 9:40 AM
Swing.  –  Dale-CR  17/JUL/2009, 10:09 AM
Swing.  –  PPAULO  17/JUL/2009, 10:17 AM
Swing stuff  –  Dale-CR  17/JUL/2009, 10:24 AM
Swing stuff  –  PPAULO  17/JUL/2009, 10:33 AM
Swing stuff  –  PPAULO  17/JUL/2009, 10:37 AM
Swing stuff  –  student  17/JUL/2009, 12:29 PM
Swing stuff  –  Dale-CR  17/JUL/2009, 1:08 PM
Swing stuff  –  eddie  17/JUL/2009, 1:23 PM
Swing stuff  –  Dale-CR  18/JUL/2009, 3:00 AM
Swing stuff  –  student  17/JUL/2009, 1:37 PM
Blunder  –  CR  17/JUL/2009, 3:22 PM
Blunder  –  student  17/JUL/2009, 3:39 PM
Blunder  –  PPAULO  17/JUL/2009, 6:28 PM
Back to swing.  –  PPAULO  17/JUL/2009, 6:52 PM
Back to swing.  –  PPAULO  17/JUL/2009, 6:59 PM
Back to swing.  –  PPAULO  17/JUL/2009, 7:01 PM
swinging explanation  –  Dale-CR  18/JUL/2009, 3:08 AM
Back to swing.  –  Dale-CR  18/JUL/2009, 3:04 AM
Swing stuff - student  –  Dale-CR  18/JUL/2009, 3:01 AM
Swing stuff - student  –  PPAULO  18/JUL/2009, 9:28 AM

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