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