Meus Prezados Leitores,
A coluna dessa semana continuará dando ênfase na solução para uma coletânea de erros freqüentes para os falantes da língua portuguesa que aprenderam inglês como segunda língua.
Em seu livro, COMO NÃO APRENDER INGLÊS, há uma coletânea também muito interessante feita pelo autor Michael A. Jacobs. Achei relevante, repartir com vocês, pois, muitos dos mesmos, ocorrem durantes nossas aulas também.
Aqui vão as preciosidade:
Yesterday at night Last night
Yesterday in the afternoon Yesterday afternoon
Yesterday in the morning Yesterday morning
Your are a century in retrocess You are a century behind the times
You arrive every time late You always arrive late
We have more 20 days We have 20 days more
We need someone out of the company We need to recruit someone from outside the company
We can do how much? How much can we do?
The phone company cut the telephone
The phone company cut off the telephone or The phone company disconnected the line
They were without a car They didn’t have a car
My CD is with my mother My mother has my CD
Are you enjoying Brazilian girls? Do you enjoy Brazilian girls?
How to preservate How to preserve/maintain/keep
If you don’t obtain success If you’re not successful
I will not longer be sorry I will no longer be sorry
If we have a bad precedent If the procedures aren’t adequate / good enough
It must be below the bank It’s probably under the seat
It was a television theater It was a play on TV
I’d like to ask one question I’d like to ask a question
In the other point of view From another standpoint/viewpoint
In the beach On/at the beach
In the moon On the moon
It’s a little time It’s only for a (short) while
It’s a lot of names There are a lot of names
It’s close from the factory It’s close to the factory
More five years Five years more / another five years / five more years / another further five years
In plane 20th century In broad 20th century
Poker is a vicious game Poker is an addictive game
Preserve the animals Conserve animal life
There’s been a long time since I last traveled. It’s been a long time since I last traveled.
Please send this answer for me. Please send the answer to me / Please answer me / Please send the answer.
My team is very comprehensive My team is very understanding
The best priority The top priority
The company is increasing The company is growing / expanding
The notices are not good The news is not good
He has a good English His English is good
If the company has a compromise with its If the company is committed to its employees employees
Brazilian students use to say Brazilian students usually say
Do an investment Make an investment