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Autor:  PPAULO
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Data:  02/JUN/2010 11:22 PM
Assunto:  insist on

    Most of times I would say insist ON (just like in your given example as well).
    But, there would some exceptions like in "To insist in the face of adversity..."; anyway it is another structure (doesn´t have the ING form).
    Unsurprisingly, when you run a search into Google, you type "insist in" it suggests "you meant:  insist on"...  


 But, away from  the classroom, I wouldn´t faint if you used the IN.  Language depends on the level of the audience, hence the drawbacks people have while listening rap/pop music etc, or for instance; in the less sophisticated neighbourhoods. 

   Pragmatism, many would say.

insist on insistir em (alguma coisa)
to insist on something                to say that something must happen or somebody must do something
                                                I insist on speaking to the head of the office.



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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
insist on  –  AndreaCris  02/JUN/2010, 9:42 PM
insist on  –  Fran  02/JUN/2010, 9:57 PM
 insist on  –  PPAULO  02/JUN/2010, 11:22 PM
insist on  –  AndreaCris  03/JUN/2010, 8:17 PM
insist on  –  PPAULO  03/JUN/2010, 11:19 PM

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