"Ela comentou que ela gosta de vinho."

Translation:She commented that she likes wine.

July 3, 2013

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  • 1780

I am not English native speaker thus the question - should not be English sentence here like following: " She commented that she liked wine" ? Is not it sample of "reported speech" ?

[deactivated user]

    Theoretically, yes...however, if the situation hasn't changed (you're sure that she still likes wine) it is acceptable to maintain the tense as spoken. But we don't keep the original speaker's tense if we don't think it's true or if we wish to make it clear that the information came from her, not from ourselves. (Practical English Usage - Swan)


    can comentar be translated as mention?

    • 3370

    It can but the direct translation is the verb "mencionar".


    Em português a construção mais comum seria "Ela comentou que gosta de vinho" sem a repetição do "ela".


    "To comment" e "to comment on" têm significados diferentes?

    [deactivated user]

      We comment on + noun or gerund (-ing)

      We comment + that-clause


      why "she has commented that she likes wine" cannot be accepted? i speak portuguese LOL XD


      It's also right.

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