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Leroy, Claude E.; Albuquerque, Severino João Medeiros; Schil, Mary H. / Português para principiantes
(1993)

Lição 29,   pp. [321]-[328]


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Odiar is conjugated like -ear verbs. Note, however, the spelling of the first person
plural:
Present Indicative               Present Subjunctive
odeio                            odeie
odeia                            odeie
odiamos                          odiemos
odeiam                           odeiem
2.     Most verbs ending in -uir are irregular only in the third person singular of the present
tense:
ele conclui   ela diminui   voc6 influi
Two of these verbs, construir and destruir are irregular in both third person singular
and plural of the present tense:
ele destr6i   vocas constroem
In the preterite tense, the first person singular ending of these verbs must have an
acute accent:
eu contribuf  eu construf
3.     Verbs ending in -zir are only irregular in the third person singular of the present
tense:
ela traduz           voc6 produz
B.     The former, the latter
In English, when using the former and the latter to refer to nouns, we generally mention the
former first:
John and Suzanne are lawyers.
The former (i.e. John) handles corporate cases; the latter (i.e. Suzanne), criminal cases.
In Portuguese, the order is reversed when using these expressions. That is, we refer initially
to the last name mentioned, i.e. the latter, and then to the first, i.e. the former. The
demonstratives este(s)/esta(s) are used to express the latter; aquele(s)/aguela(s) are used to
express the former.
Li o romance e a peqa. Esta eu pude compreender mas aquele me deixou totalmente
confuso.
Convidei os meus primos e suas namoradas. Estas aceitaram o convite e aqueles nfo.


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