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The Tense (коммуникативная функция)

Задание:

Соотнесите фразы с картинками:

а. What price do you have in mind?
b. What price did you have in mind?
c. What do you mean by saying this?
d. What did you mean by saying this?

Discussion

Vladimir LopatinVladimir Lopatin, 2020/06/21 10:20

а. What price do you have in mind? → 1.
b. What price did you have in mind? → 2.
c. What do you mean by saying this? → 3.
d. What did you mean by saying this? → 4.

AlexAlex, 2020/06/21 12:52

В русском аналогичная разница: Что вы хотите? vs Что вы хотели? Меньшая факутальность = меньше давления/ конфликтности = готовность к торгу/диалогу.

Vladimir LopatinVladimir Lopatin, 2020/06/22 11:44

Да, в русском языке аналогично. Другой интересный пример:

Who has done it?
Who did it?

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