"The youth of today does not sleep in the morning."

Translation:A juventude de hoje não dorme de manhã.

June 29, 2013

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Why is this "de manhã" and not "na manhã"?


In the morning = de manhã, pela manhã


the youth of today DONOT sleep in the morning THIS IS CORRECT ENGLISH


Actually, you're right and you shouldn't have been downvoted. The youth of today = They --> They do not sleep in the morning.


This sentence is awkward in English: "youth" is being used here as a collective noun, and although there's no concrete rule about collective nouns being singular or plural, in this case it would usually take the plural form. A more correct way of saying it would be "The youth of today DO not sleep in the morning".

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