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bio website criarmundos.do.sapo.pt
location Lisbon, Portugal
age 35
visits member for 2 years, 10 months
seen Jul 26 at 23:16

The quintessential quote for a bookaholic:

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” Cicero


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accepted “nervous about” and “nervous of”
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comment What modal verbs do natives use nowadays?
@DenisKulagin: Why is it quite sad? When one starts learning a language, the most important thing is to get the basic right (which means something neither too formal nor too informal, as well as neither too long or complex) and avoid overwhelming the student with too much information. From this basic we can then build onto higher levels. My recommendation? Start with the 'flavour' your niece is learning and expand her horizons bit by bit.
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accepted Is 'many' used in positive sentences or not?
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accepted bank cards: the same as debit card, or catch-all for debit and credit card
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comment bank cards: the same as debit card, or catch-all for debit and credit card
Well, that sure puts things in a whole new perspective for me.
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comment bank cards: the same as debit card, or catch-all for debit and credit card
P.S.: In Portugal, debit cards are used everywhere whether for withdrawing money from an ATM, direct purchasing or payments to several entities or the State. In fact, there are quite a number of people without credit cards or who use them only for online purchases, since owning several credit cards tends to conjure the idea of being debt prone. What would make this preference ridiculous in the US?