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Making Sense of Grammar
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虚词和实词的区别是什么,怎么分辨一个单词是虚词还是实词?
asked Mar 14, 2019 in Questions about English Grammar by 117070200211yjm (250 points) | 576 views

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In linguistics, function words (虚词) are words that have little or ambiguous meaning. Function words are mainly used to express grammatical relationships within a sentence or express the attitude or mood of the speaker. Content words (实词) are words that convey certain meanings. Whether a word can be an answer to a question is the simplest way to distinguish function words from content words. A content word can be an answer to a specific question. A function word cannot be an answer to a question (except “不”、“也许”、“没有”).
answered Oct 15, 2020 by Ariel (31,850 points)

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