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"My sisters have not been at my house today."

Translation:Minhas irmãs não estiveram em minha casa hoje.

April 28, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gerry11111

could a construction with "ter" work here as well? That seemed the most literal translation for me.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paulenrique

Yup, since we have "to have" in the sentence. I found a bit weird "have been" used with 'today'


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pandrewhk

In English it makes perfect sense, since today is not over yet.

What would use with ter in portuguese? "ter sido" was rejected. "ter ficado"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paulenrique

here you dont use "ter+participle", just the past. Não estiveram may mean "pass by, drop by" and "não ficaram" may refer to an extended period of time.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/silvinho.batista

Can i use the Present Perfect when i say the period? For example (Yestarday, today, last week)?

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