He also meets another caterpillar,Yellow, who tries to convince him to go down
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04:01 Feb 9, 2001
English to Portuguese translations [PRO] Medical
English term or phrase:He also meets another caterpillar,Yellow, who tries to convince him to go down
with her, for climbing and hurting others to find out what is at the top is not action she can believe in. ( Esta frase é muito confusa e longa) Can you help me?
Explanation: A frase completa será:
Ela também encontra outra lagarta, a Amarela, que tenta convencê-la a descer com ela, porque subir e ferir outras para ver o que está no cimo, não é ima acção em que ela acredite.
Jorge Freire Local time: 01:41 Native speaker of: Portuguese PRO pts in pair: 2004
Explanation: He also meets another caterpillar,Yellow, who tries to convince him to go down with her, BECAUSE climbing and hurting others, IN ORDER to find out what is at the top,(COMMA) is not action she can believe in.
Subject = climbing and hurting others
Verb = is not
Complement = action she can believe in
Sub-claause = in order to find out what is at the top
I have substituted words to make it easier to understand. The breakdown of complex sentences is a useful technique for understanding them. Here there are really two sentences, but BOTH can stand alone, so I have only broken down the 2nd one.
Finally, JFreire's translation with a comma in the appropriate place is fine to me.
xxxLia Fail Spain Local time: 02:41 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in pair: 54