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何謂想望喜好動詞(Modality verbs)?
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想望喜好動詞通常用於表達個人的意願、喜好、傾向、決定等,例如:

I want / plan / desire / prefer to marry him.

個人的想望喜好多屬「心嚮往之」但尚未發生的事,因此用不定詞 to-V 來表達「下一時間」 目標,是投射於未來的心願。不定詞強調時間上的區隔、有先後之分。此處的句式與句意間有完美的配搭關係,主要在於不定詞形式(to-V)與不定詞語意(未來目標)兩者互相呼應。

answered Dec 5, 2017 by admin (25,240 points)

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