ERIC Number: EJ299790
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
The Portuguese Personal Infinitive vs. Its Absence in Spanish.
Sabatini, Nicholas R.
Hispania, v67 n2 p245-48 May 1984
Attempts to explain the lack of the personal infinitive in Spanish even though such a construction exists in Portuguese. It is maintained that its use in Portuguese is one of personal style, and it is not needed nor required, as evidenced by the linguistic varieties present in the different socio-economic levels of Brazilian speech. (SL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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