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1 Pleonastic? 1. The “pleonastic IT” (the double subject) Double what?

2 CASE “A”

3 1.1. Es necesario el acuerdo del Presidente

4 IT is necessary the President’s agreement

5 1.1. Es necesario el acuerdo del Presidente IT is necessary the President’s agreement

6 Es importante la decisión del Consejo tomada la semana pasada en la nueva sede de la Empresa recien construida en un barrio periférico de Londres.

7 It is important the decision of the Board of Directors taken last week in the new headquarters of the Company recently built in the outskirts of London

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9 The decision of the Board of Directors taken last week in the new headquarters of the Company recently built in the outskirts of London is important

10 When is a double subject correct and possible? I’ve no idea

11 It is important  to agree on the decision of the Board  that we SHOULD agree on the decision  WHERE/WHEN the meeting is to be held  WHO will chair the meeting  WHAT will be discussed  HOW/WHY/WHICH/ etc. ALL THESE CASES ARE CORRECT (and common)

12 It is important the decision of the Board of Directors taken last week in the new headquarters of the Company recently built in the outskirts of London

13 to take into account/...that we should take into account

14 CASE “B”

15 2. Llegó ayer el documento que tanto tiempo llevábamos esperando

16 2. Arrived yesterday the document we had been waiting for for so long

17 2. IT Arrived yesterday the document we had been awaiting for so long

18 2. The document we had been awaiting for so long arrived yesterday

19 2. IT Arrived yesterday the document we had been awaiting for so long

20 2. THERE Arrived yesterday the document we had been awaiting for so long

21 2. Yesterday arrived the document we had been awaiting for so long

22 NORMAL SYNTACTIC ORDER Subject + Verb + Dir. Object + Circumstantial Comp. NOT : Verb + Subject +Dir. Object + Circumstantial Comp.

23 NORMAL SYNTACTIC ORDER Subject + Verb + Dir. Object + Circumstantial Comp. OR : THERE +Verb + Subject +Dir. Object + Circumstantial Comp. OR : Adverb of time +Verb + Subject +Dir. Object + Circumstantial Comp.

24 2. THERE Arrived yesterday the document we had been awaiting for so long 2. Yesterday arrived the document we had been awaiting for so long

25 COMPARE A red car came around the corner There came around the corner a red car A car skidded violently around the corner There skidded violently around the corner a red car

26 COMPARE A red car came around the corner There came around the corner a red car A car skidded violently around the corner There skidded violently around the corner a red car


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