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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.
Local time: 05:58

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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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corrigir para cima e para baixo

"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
Local time: 05:58
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
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1 day 15 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
corrigiu de baixo para cima, porque seria pretensioso fazer o oposto

sem o contexto é difícil perceber se faz realmente sentido.

Isabel Oliveira
Local time: 08:58
Native speaker of: Portuguese
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