# Conditionals

Discussion in 'Português (Portuguese)' started by Brazilian Girl, Feb 25, 2013.

1. ### Brazilian GirlSenior Member

São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Portuguese Brazil
Colegas do fórum, coloquei essa questão nesse thread do Only English e nenhum nativo me convenceu.
Recorrerei então aos patrícios, para ver se a minha dúvida pode ser melhor esclarecida.

Num exercício de condicionais, aparece a questão abaixo, onde deve ser assinalada a resposta incorreta

Do that....
a) and you'll regret it.
b) if it 'll help
c) if you'll get the opportunity
d) - we' ll lose business

O gabarito propõe a errada como a alternativa “c”. Está correto? O que diferencia “b” e “c” ?

2. ### mglenadelSenior Member

Rio de Janeiro
Brazilian Portuguese
1. Está correto, sim. Para que fosse válida, a opção C deveria ser "…if you get the opportunity."

2. B poderia também ser "if it helps", mas "if it'll help" não está errado.

3. Tem a ver com o sujeito do "help" em B ser a mesma coisa que o objeto do "Do" (that), e em C ser diferente: "Do that if you get…"

3. ### JocaSenior Member

Florianópolis, Brazil
Brazilian Portuguese
Interessante a explicação 3. Essa seria uma regra gramatical? Não a conhecia...

4. ### L'InconnuSenior Member

US
English
(d) is probably right, but an American would not normally say it that way. Instead we would say 'Do that AND we'll lose business.' Actually, he would say it like this:

'Do that'n we'll lose bizness."

(c) The future doesn't fit, because in this case the opportunity is coming BEFORE you take action. That is, the 'opportunity' is a PREREQUISITE for taking action. Whereas, the other three cases deal with CONSEQUENCES that come AFTER you take some action. In other words you could say something like:

"Do that, (AFTERWARDS) you'll get the opportunity (to do something else)."

Last edited: Feb 27, 2013
5. ### JocaSenior Member

Florianópolis, Brazil
Brazilian Portuguese
Thanks, now it makes more sense.

6. ### Brazilian GirlSenior Member

São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Portuguese Brazil
Thanks everybody for being so kind!