LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||03/JUN/2011 9:06 PM|
|Assunto:||I had listened|
Ah, now it´s clear!
Problem was not in Natileite or The Carpernters themselves, knowing that was their Lyrics now, I got these in lyrics´ sites:
THE CARPENTERS "YESTERDAY ONCE MORE" Lyrics
Yesterday Once More Lyrics - Carpenters
YESTERDAY ONCE MORE (REPRISE) LYRICS - THE CARPENTERS
Maybe there is an explanation to that one, it´s because the listener tought it was a "silent" verb, one that gets ED in the end but it sounds like the verb in pure form (aka bare infinitive.) So, more than one got the lyrics wrong.
As Orlando pointed out, in the case:
"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.)
It would have the HAD because there two actions happened (two verbs), whereas in
"When I was young I used to listen radio.", it wouldn´t because there is only one verb.
The use of I´d was another contributing factor to think that HAD was in the sentence...it wasn´t. "I´d" meant "I WOULD".
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