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何謂樣貌呈現動詞(Look-like Verbs)?
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樣貌呈現動詞又稱「連綴動詞」,用於表達外物的樣貌,如 look like、sound like、smell like、feel like⋯⋯等皆屬連綴動詞。

這類動詞傳達並非以「感知者」為主體的知覺經驗,而是以「刺激物」為主體的樣貌呈現,描述外物的樣貌所引發的感受。因此「外物」要放在前面作主詞,再形容所感受到的樣貌特徵,稱為「連綴」的意義即在於用以連結客觀的「外物」和主觀的「樣貌感受」:

 V + 形容詞   It looks pretty.


                       It sounds funny.

                       It smells bad.

V + like 介系詞 + 名詞  It looks like a bird.

                                        It sounds like a bird.

                                        It feels like a stone.

answered Dec 5, 2017 by admin (23,690 points)
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