https://www.duolingo.com/lmarcin

"Não tenho carteira, relógio ou chaves."

December 25, 2012

10 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/amhedh

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

January 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

January 6, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/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!!

January 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Daniele_Simone

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

January 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jgritty

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

January 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

January 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/aniger

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

January 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/meng86

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

January 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/delvi

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

January 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/LomedSafot

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

February 8, 2013
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