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When it comes to plastic surgery, the joke is that there are no ugly women, just poor husbands. Of course plastic surgery is not the solution to all beauty issues, and in today’s lesson Marco does a good job of reassuring his wife that she is beautiful. After today’s lesson you will be able to do the same, with or without plastic surgery.
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So many great things here thanks, but my question is with “acaba parecendo”. I thought the gerund conjugation was only used with estar. But I get that if they said “esta parecendo” it wouldn’t have the same meaning as ended up.
Can we use the verb acabar with gerund conjunction with other things too? Seems like a good hack.
You ended up sleeping= você acabava dormindo.
Indeed, you have caught on to one of the great secrets of ‘ing’. There are lots of great verbs that add flavor: vem falando, vai falando, continua falando, segue falando, anda falando, acaba falando. Notice that all of these add motion, movement, and an extra boom!