Em língua inglesa, precisamos estar atentos às formas e aos usos das Conditionals (condicionais). Nessas construções, é comum a utilização do termo if para indicar uma condição para que alguma ação ou evento aconteça. As principais condicionais da língua inglesa são: zero, first, second e third conditionals. A partir dessa ideia, leia o texto que segue:
MAJELLA MOYNIHAN REVEALS SHE SURVIVED FIVE SUICIDE ATTEMPTS AFTER MISTREATMENT FROM GARDAI
Majella Moynihan has spoken about her pregnancy while in the gardai, who she says forced her to give up her child.
As a young recruit, she and another young garda had a sexual relationship.
Ms Moynihan became pregnant in the 1980s and was charged for having pre-marital sex with another garda.
She was forced to give up her child for adoption and had to face gossip from her force in the Store Street garda station, Dublin.
Ms Moynihan said she was ‘shunned’ by the Guards but said they were ‘there the best they could’.
She added that a higher up garda told her: ‘If you had had an abortion, you wouldn’t have brought discredit on the force.’
Speaking to Sean O’Rourke on RTE Radio One, Ms Moynihan revealed that she had tried to take her life five times.
She said: ‘I’m strong, they thought they’d break me. They didn’t. I’m a very strong woman.
‘I have done counselling for years and years, they no longer have a hold over me, today I’m free.’
Ms Moynihan said the superiors looked down on her having a relationship within the force but they ‘weren’t the only couple’.
When she thought she may have been pregnant, the former garda went to a Well Woman clinic where they confirmed her pregnancy.
‘I stayed on the beat until I was 17 weeks and then I told a female inspector who told me to tell my superior,’ she recalled.
Ms Moyihan went to Cura, a pregnancy crisis agency at the time, who she said were ‘very supportive’.
She continued: ‘I would have been lost without them. As I said on many occasions, no one knew about my pregnancy.’
Ms Moynihan said she was never once told by her superiors that she was not to have a sexual relation with another Garda.
When asked if she thought to go to the Garda Representative Association, the mother said she was never made aware of the organisation.
‘No one ever told me that I could have had someone beside me to support me, no one came forward to support me,’ she insisted.
‘It was [GRA’s] job to come to me, not me to go to them.
‘The welfare officers in the Gardai at the time didn’t apporach me, I was very much alone in that period of darkness. It was horrific.
‘Every day I put on my uniform and thought of my unborn child. What if I was assaulted and couldn’t tell my story to anyone?’
Ms Moynihan said she had no support from the Gardai or GRA.
When Ms Moynihan welcomed her son, David, at Galway Regional Hospital where she was refused an epidural and her child was taken out of her arms.
She recalled: ‘I was in horrific pain. I ripped myself. I felt I was nothing to them.’
Speaking through tears, Ms Moynihan said: ‘When David was born, they just took him. They just took him.’
Ms Moynihan wonders if she had come from a strong family, would she have been treated in such a way?
‘I often wonder if I had come from a strong family, would they have done this. I don’t think so.’
She said: ‘From the first time I told the authorities, it was adoption, adoption, adoption.
‘I often wonder if I had been supported [by the Gardai] would I have kept my baby.
‘It’s a decision I regret to this day.’
Following her interview, a Garda spokesman told Extra.ie: ‘Arrangements will be made today Monday, June 17 2019, to provide Ms Moynihan with a personal apology from the Commissioner.’
Disponível em: <https://bit.ly/32Hev1c>. Acesso em 17 de jun. 2019. Adaptado.
Após a leitura do texto, avalie as assertivas e assinale a alternativa correta.
I - O excerto “‘From the first time I told the authorities, it was adoption, adoption, adoption” não contém condicionais.
II - O trecho "If you had had an abortion, you wouldn’t have brought discredit on the force" apresenta uma construção na Third Conditional.
III - A frase "Arrangements will be made today Monday, June 17 2019, to provide Ms Moynihan with a personal apology from the Commissioner" está na First Conditinal, já que apresenta o modal will.
IV - A frase "Ms Moynihan wonders if she had come from a strong family, would she have been treated in such a way?" poderia ser escrita da seguinte forma: Ms Moyniahn wonders if she didn’t come from a strong family, would she be treated in such a way?, sem alteração significativa de seu sentido.
É correto o que se afirma em:
I e II, apenas.
I, II e III, apenas.
I, III e IV, apenas.
II, III e IV, apenas.
I, II, III e IV.
6 resposta(s) - Contém resposta de Especialista
I - Afirmação está correta pois, a frase realmente não possui condicionais.
II - firmação está correta pois, a frase destacada apresenta uma third conditional.
III - A afirmação está incorreta pois, a frase destacada nessa afirmativa na verdade está em uma third conditional, uma vez que faz uso de "will".
IV - A frase destacada nessa alternativa não poderia ser reescrita da forma sugerida, uma vez que esta lhe confere sentido contrário ao seu original.
Portanto, a alternativa correta é a alternativa 1 (apenas a afirmações I e II estão corretas.)