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19:54 Nov 5, 2007
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English to Portuguese translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
English term or phrase: correct up and down
alguém saberia o sentido de correct up / correct down na seguinte frase?:

"when it came to language he corrected up because it would have been pretentious to correct down."

desde já agradeço.
reverendo
Local time: 17:30
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Summary of answers provided
3corrigiu de baixo para cima, porque seria pretensioso fazer o oposto
Isabel Oliveira
2corrigir para cima e para baixoFausto Magalhães da Silveira


  

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55 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 2/5Answerer confidence 2/5
corrigir para cima e para baixo


Explanation:
"Corrigir para cima" faz algum sentido no geral do texto? (No sentido de arredondar.)

Somente com o contexto da frase, não consigo chegar a outra conclusão.

Fausto Magalhães da Silveira
Brazil
Local time: 17:30
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
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1 day15 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
corrigiu de baixo para cima, porque seria pretensioso fazer o oposto


Explanation:
sem o contexto é difícil perceber se faz realmente sentido.

Isabel Oliveira
Portugal
Local time: 21:30
Native speaker of: Portuguese
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