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Autor:  Dale-USA
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  17/MAI/2011 12:58 PM
Assunto:  Tempo verbal correspondente
Mensagem:  I wonder if the friend is English.  This is clearly a "contrary to fact" sentence.  In American English, we still use the subjunctive ("as if we were"), but in British English they do not ('as if we are").  Also, even in American English the use of the subjunctive is falling out of favor.  Languages change.  Grammar rules are basically observations of how educated people speak, not laws that never change and punish violators. 

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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Tempo verbal correspondente  –  Diver  16/MAI/2011, 10:25 PM
Tempo verbal correspondente  –  Josi  17/MAI/2011, 12:04 AM
Tempo verbal correspondente  –  Fran  17/MAI/2011, 12:13 AM
Tempo verbal correspondente  –  orlando  17/MAI/2011, 12:42 PM
 Tempo verbal correspondente  –  Dale-USA  17/MAI/2011, 12:58 PM

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