October 10, 2016

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Essas duas palavrinhas are similar, but você irá usa-las in different situations:

PROPORTION

High se refere a uma big distance da base ao top.

Tall descreve uma person (or object) cuja altura é maior do que as outras dimensions. Ou seja, além de ser tall, ela é proporcionalmente thin.

SERES VIVOS X OBJECTS

High só é used para descrever seres inanimados and objects.

Tall é used para descrever seres inanimados, objects AND people.

 

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Eg.1 – Aquela mountain é very high, vamos levar umas 2 hours para chegar ao top.

          – No problem. Let’s go!

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Eg.2 Não consigo alcançar aquele book, está muito high. Pega pra mim?

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Eg.3. A house estava cercada por high walls, ninguém ousava pular.

 

But we don’t use high quando falamos sobre people. We use tall:

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Eg.4 They are very tall and slim, I think they are top models!

Not: They are very high and slim

 

Nós também use tall para descrever things que são high and thin (e.g. buildings, trees):

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Eg.5 As coconut trees costumam ser veeeeery tall !

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Eg.6 Eu trabalho no décimo andar daquele tall building.

 

Quer saber more sobre tall and high? Access the originals http://dictionary.cambridge.org/pt/gramatica/gramatica-britanica/high-or-tall and http://speakspeak.com/confusing-words/high-tall to improve your grammar.

 

 

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