Common mistakes in English 12

1- In the future people will can develop more skills.

Habilidades no futuro? Temos, mas não com a forma can. Para isso, temos o to be able to:

In the future, people will be able to develop more skills.

Be able to também pode ser usado em substituição docan para as situações de presente e passado:

I can drive well orI am able to drive well.

I could manage a department in the pastor I was able to manage a department in the past.

2- I hardly ever work. I am really hardworking.

Are you sure? Uma colocação muito naïve,(inocente), mas que muda totalmente o sentido da oração. Veja:

I hardly ever work = Eu raramente, quase nunca trabalho…

Se você éhardworking,certamente dirá:

I work hard.

3-  We were such busy that we almost didn’t talk to each other.

So eSuch são usados para ênfase.

Temos duas maneiras de expressar esta mensagem:

a) We were in such a busy day that we almost didn’t talk to each other.

Uma fórmula para ajudar: such + a/an + adjetivo (busy) + substantivo (day)

Ou:

b) The day was so busy that we almost didn’t have time to talk to each other.

Outra fórmula: so + adjetivo (so busy) + that

Para outros casos, veja:

c) He plays tennis so well that everybody believes he is a professional player.

Fórmula: so + advérbio (so well)

d) There were so many people waiting for the actor that he didn’t even have time to talk to the press.

Fórmula: so + determinante (much / many) + substantive + that

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