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"see a movie" v.s. "watch TV"
asked Nov 27, 2017 in Questions about English Grammar by admin (23,690 points)
edited Dec 4, 2017 by admin

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See, watch, look 這三個動詞都屬於視覺感官,要區分這三種動詞用法,就要從視覺經驗來細究這三者獨特的語意。

感官動詞分為自主與非自主的調控:see 是視覺上「不自主」的接收;look 則是視覺上「主動」的調整,強調目光的停駐點;watch 則是專注投入的「觀賞」,強調目不轉睛的盯著看。

因此, "watch TV"之所以使用 "watch" 這個動詞,是為了表示觀賞節目時聚精會神的觀看。而"see a movie" 則是強調視覺上自然的訊息接收。

answered Nov 28, 2017 by admin (23,690 points)
edited Nov 30, 2017 by admin
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