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Autor:  Dale-USA
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  23/AGO/2010 11:45 PM
Assunto:  a-courting...a-verbing
Mensagem:  This is an interesting post, PPaulo.  A-frame, however, has to do with the shape of a structure and has nothing to do with verbs beginning with "a-".  A-frame houses, by the way, are often found in snow country.  Many people criticize them, saying that the design wastes space.

You still hear "a-" verbs in the USA in the country.  Perhaps it started old English, but I've heard it attached to many verbs and images certainly not related to old English such as:  a-running, a-driving, a-flying, etc.  It's something good to understand but not to copy. 

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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
a-courting  –  joão paulo  23/AGO/2010, 4:22 PM
a-courting  –  Fran  23/AGO/2010, 4:29 PM
a-courting  –  joão paulo  23/AGO/2010, 4:42 PM
a-courting  –  Fran  23/AGO/2010, 6:21 PM
A-frame  –  PPAULO  23/AGO/2010, 6:26 PM
a-courting...a-verbing  –  PPAULO  23/AGO/2010, 6:49 PM
 a-courting...a-verbing  –  Dale-USA  23/AGO/2010, 11:45 PM
a-courting...a-verbing  –  PPAULO  24/AGO/2010, 2:11 AM
a-courting...a-verbing  –  PPAULO  24/AGO/2010, 2:15 AM
a-courting...a-verbing  –  Dale-USA  24/AGO/2010, 2:44 PM
a-courting...a-verbing  –  Fran  24/AGO/2010, 4:25 PM
a-courting...a-verbing  –  PPAULO  24/AGO/2010, 6:42 PM
a-courting...a-verbing  –  joão paulo  24/AGO/2010, 7:52 PM
a-courting...a-verbing  –  PPAULO  24/AGO/2010, 10:53 PM
a hold  –  What about  25/AGO/2010, 4:20 PM

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