Frases Célebres: Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

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Jack Scholes

A war can perhaps be won single-handedly. But peace – lasting peace – cannot be secured without the support of all.

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva


Single-handed (SYN – Alone)
On your own with nobody helping.

  • He sailed around the world single-handed.

The word single has many different meanings and uses. Here are some of the most common ones.

1.  One (only before a noun)

2. For emphasis (only before a noun)

  • I can’t understand a single word he says!

3. Not married or having a romantic relationship with someone.

  • Are you married or single?

The plural noun singles is used for people, considered as a group, who are not married and do not have a romantic relationship with someone.

  • There are lots of singles bars downtown.

Cf. Preposições: Casar-se

4. Single parent
A person who takes care of their child or children without a husband, wife or partner.

  • There are many single-parent families nowadays.

5. For one person – a single room / bed / mattress / sheet

  • We only have single rooms with single beds.


  • We only have double rooms with double beds.

6. Ticket (UK – only before a noun) (US and also UK – one-way)
A single ticket can be used for travelling to a place, but not for the return journey.

  • How much is a single ticket to Manchester?

Compare: return ticket (US – round-trip ticket)

  • A return ticket to Brighton is cheaper than two singles.

7. A one-dollar bill (US)

  • I have a five and three tens, but no singles.

Cf. Vocabulário: SINGLE
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Referência: “Gems of Wisdom – Inspirational Messages to Enhance the Quality of Your Life and Improve Your English” de Jack Scholes – Disal Editora, 2007. Leia a resenha.

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11 anos atrás

Would be great see Lula talking this sentence in english.