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Autor:  José Roberto
E-mail:  josezambon@terra.com.br
Data:  25/DEZ/2009 1:45 PM
Assunto:  Costumar/use to? No.
Mensagem:  Heya Pat

"Jose, the confusion for ESL students, I imagine, is because "used to" is pronounced exactly as if it were "use to". The 'd' sound vanishes. There is a subtle difference in the way the remaining word is pronounced, which together with context is sufficient for a native-speaking listener." 

Indeed Pat, this is one point the fact that /d/ vanishes in native speech and another one and, that's my guess, is that in Portuguese when you want to emphasise present or past habits you can use the verb costumar a (estudar/cantar/ler...) and an ESL Brazilian student normally deduces from used to that there might be a present form for this structur,  as we have in Brazilian Portuguese.

Marry Christmas.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Costumar/use to?  –  Lincoln  24/DEZ/2009, 12:44 AM
Costumar/use to?  –  PHOENIX  24/DEZ/2009, 4:31 AM
Costumar/use to?  –  José Roberto  24/DEZ/2009, 12:23 PM
Costumar/use to? Yes.  –  PPAULO  24/DEZ/2009, 1:30 PM
Costumar/use to? No.  –  José Roberto  24/DEZ/2009, 3:52 PM
Costumar/use to? No.  –  Lincoln  24/DEZ/2009, 6:07 PM
Costumar/use to? No.  –  umar/us  25/DEZ/2009, 2:57 AM
Costumar/use to? No.  –  pat  25/DEZ/2009, 11:01 AM
 Costumar/use to? No.  –  José Roberto  25/DEZ/2009, 1:45 PM
Costumar/use to? No.  –  PPAULO  25/DEZ/2009, 7:16 PM
Costumar/use to? No.  –  PPAULO  25/DEZ/2009, 8:30 PM
Costumar/use to? No.  –  PPAULO  25/DEZ/2009, 8:33 PM
Costumar/use to? No.  –  Lincoln  27/DEZ/2009, 2:16 AM
Costumar/use to? No.  –  Lincoln  27/DEZ/2009, 2:32 AM

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