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

"Não tenho carteira, relógio ou chaves."

December 25, 2012

10 Comments


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

why is "I don't have a wallet, watch, or keys" not an acceptable answer?


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

I have the same question as amhedh. Even though there is no "uma" in the sentence, in English we would add the indefinite article.


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

Why does this sentence begin with "I"? For it to begin with "I", why is it not written "Eu nao tenho…"? I'm getting really frustrated with this!!


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

@chappy because by using tenho it means that it refers to EU


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

Although every time you could leave "eu" out in translation, they ding you for it when you do.


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

"I do not have a wallet, watch or keys" should be accepted. So should "I haven't got a wallet, watch or keys" be accepted, since it is more natural.


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

Agree - correct English by native speakers would also be "I don't have a wallet..." - probably at least 50% of the time.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/meng86

'I do not have wallet' is not a normal use of english.


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

Why is "I do not have wallet, watch, NOR keys" not acceptable?


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

"Nor" in English is paired with "neither" for exactly two objects. An example would be "neither the watch nor the keys".

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