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    #1

    always that I can

    Always that I can I give grandma a phone call.


    Is the underlined text possible in English?
    Thanks.


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    #2

    Re: always that I can

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    Always that I can I give grandma a phone call.


    Is the underlined text possible in English?
    Thanks.
    Not that I've ever heard, JC.

    Whenever I can,

    When I can,

    but you knew those already, dincha?

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    #3

    Re: always that I can

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    Always that I can I give grandma a phone call.


    Is the underlined text possible in English?
    Thanks.
    (not a professional teacher) I would say no. "I can always give grandma a call", or "it's always possible for me to call grandma". However even I, with my somewhat deviant fondness for the passive voice, would recommend the active construction here.

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    #4

    Re: always that I can

    Quote Originally Posted by riverkid View Post
    Not that I've ever heard, JC.

    Whenever I can,

    When I can,

    but you knew those already, dincha?
    thanks!
    not really! a lot of things that I think I know about English I end up learning that is actually only my Portuenglish!
    Thanks again.

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