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Autor:  PPAULO
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Data:  27/JUL/2010 5:59 AM
Assunto:  ambas as 3???

    In Portuguese, I would say that "Todas elas, ou todas três são boas opções."   would be more natural, to say the least. "Ambas as três'' with "ambas" and ''três'' in the same sentence looks like a bad romance to me. 

    But, be ready to hear anything from the vendors at the streets or shops around.

    Even ''ambas as duas'' would be a redundancy if you ask me, ''ambas'' denotes that you are talking about two items, persons, things, ideas etc.  But, way more commom and understandable if you hear it from us, Portuguese speakers.


    As for the English language, it´s sounds a rare bird to me (I mean, personally), don´t have seen it much.  Anyway, I won´t be definite about it, I will leave it to the more advanced learners than I am. Or to teachers around.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Either  –  Intruder  22/JUL/2010, 8:42 PM
Either  –  PPAULO  22/JUL/2010, 9:19 PM
Either  –  Intruder  23/JUL/2010, 9:48 AM
Either  –  Marcelo MP  23/JUL/2010, 10:02 AM
Either  –  PPAULO  24/JUL/2010, 8:52 AM
Either  –  pat  24/JUL/2010, 11:18 AM
Either  –  José Roberto  24/JUL/2010, 1:02 PM
ambas as 3???  –  jazz  25/JUL/2010, 7:07 AM
ambas as 3???  –  José Roberto  25/JUL/2010, 6:30 PM
Todas três.  –  PPAULO  26/JUL/2010, 5:46 PM
ambas as 3???  –  jazz  27/JUL/2010, 12:19 AM
 ambas as 3???  –  PPAULO  27/JUL/2010, 5:59 AM

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