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38. 思考溝通動詞(Cognition-Communication verbs) 表達了什麼意思?
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你「想說」什麼?

「思考溝通」是人最基本的活動,「說」和「想」看似不同,其實彼此相通,人「說的話」

往往就是「想的事」,因此「我想說⋯」、「我認為說⋯」,後面要加一個補充說明的子句:

I thought that it is a blessing to marry you.

補語子句是引述思考的內容,以 that 做為前導,一方面與主要動詞區隔,一方面提示後續 將有完整事件。這個事件的內容可以天南地北,上下古今,描述另一個時空中發生的事: 引述內容時,又有兩種選擇:

間接引述接引述

Copernicus(哥白尼)said / claimed / explained that [the Earth is round].


Henry thought / guessed / remembered that [the manager had promised to promote him].

直接引述

“I didn’t promise to promote you,”the manager said / claimed / explained. 

The author wrote:“There is no happiness without pain.” 

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