LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||03/JUN/2011 4:06 PM|
|Assunto:||I had listened|
" When I was young I had listened to the radio..... sentence grammatically wrong.
At first I thought that "The Carpenters" had made a mistake here too...
"When I was young I'd listen to the radio"
But later I found out that we can use either 'used to' or 'would', when talking about repeated events and actions in the past.
So, either way sounds OK:
When I was young I used to listen to the radio. (rhyme and rhythm would be thrown off)
Quando eu era jovem, costumava ouvir o rádio
When I was young I'd listen to the radio.(good rhythm)
Quando eu era jovem, eu ouvia o rádio. (escutaria)
When I was young my mother used to listen to this song on the radio.
Quando eu era jovem, minha mãe costumava ouvir esta canção no radio.
If I had listened to the radio when I was young I would have listened to that song too.
Se eu tivesse escutado o rádio quando eu era jovem, teria escutado essa música também.
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