Translation:The language is a code whose function is communication.
I wondering if the "a" is necessary in this sentence? Considering the english translation doesn't include the word "the" before the word "communication".
In Portuguese it makes more sense. Função + infinitve or função + o, a, os, as
"The language is a code whose function is the communication" was marked wrong.
I am not an English native speaker (German) but how the heck shall I ever remember when to translate the "a" back to English or simply drop it?
In most other sentence cases it is perfectly valid when the PT requires the "a" as you pointed out.
If it is not allowed in this case (PT requires "a" but the English sentence only works 100% without
Do you use 'whose' with things? I thought it was for people only. And pets, maybe.
The free dictionary:
"There is extensive literary precedent for the use of "whose" with inanimate antecedents, as in: "The play, whose style is rigidly formal, is typical of the period.
Those who avoid this usage employ of which: 'The play, the style of which is rigidly formal, is typical of the period.' But substituting of which may produce a stilted sentence."
That was fast! Thanks! I have always used 'of which' with objects, but now I know that's not necessary :)
I see why I think the English is wrong, it's the punctuation. The function of language is communication. Generally the function of code, or encoding, is limit that communication, né ?
Ah, today I was in Bandol, and the fella in front of me spoke beautiful English accented French, but when he spoke English he was stopping his glot everywhere. Very amusing.
Well, yes, but the function of code is communication on a more discrete level.
"Stopping his glot"...Imagine choosing to speak that way. That's worse than "you guys."
I wish "youse" were accepted and hope it eventually will be (popular usage always leads to change). We need some way of distinguishing singular and plural "you", as all languages that I know of do. "Youse" is common in Scotland and Australia.
cuja should be cujo because it refers to codigo which is masculine
"cujo" agrees with the word that comes after it. Função is a feminine noun, so you should use "cuja".
i disagree cuja should refer to codigo, the word that comes before it if it should refer to lingua cuja would be correct in this case it should be cujo