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"De onde terá vindo o dinheiro?"

Translation:Where will the money have come from?

August 16, 2013



The translation I was given was "Where will the money come from?". The answer I gave was the slightly awkward "From where will the money have come?".

Even if I rewrite my sentence to better match theirs: "Where will the money have come from?", it still asks a different question and I believe Duolingo's version is wrong.


Yes, "de onde virá o dinheiro?" is future. your suggestion matches the meaning in Portuguese...


DL's English translation: "Where will the money come from" doesn't represent the Future perfect tense: "terá vindo" = "will have come".


Just wondering if the system would accept whence to avoid that awkward phrasing that resulted translating this phrase


2017-10-31 It doesn't–yet! But I've reported it. XD (That's an emoticon.)


Most of these sentences would sound better if the term "would have" was used instead of "will have". It just sounds extremely awkward to me.


The supposed correct response is wrong because it is improper English to say "Where will the money come from?" because it has a dangling preposition. The proper English is "From where will the money come?".


Well, the idea that "prepositions at the end of sentences" were to be avoided was introduced by essayist John Dryden and became part of 18th c. Grammar books...and has been discounted ever since. English is not a Latin-based language, so there is no problem with prepositions at the end of sentences. Placing prepositions at the beginning of a question that starts with a "wh" interrogative adverb results in an awkward-sounding construction.




This reminds me of Winston Churchill who when being chastised for ending a sentence with a preposition spoke the immortal words: That is something up with which I will not put!


I wrote the same as 'hemiraclelamb' did, but I also admit it is probably not perfectly correct. I believe it should be "From where will have the money come." I suspect the 'have' is a significant distinction when you get down the nitty gritty.

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