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英语都是把最重要的先表述吗
asked Mar 22, 2019 in Questions about English Grammar by 118010800114hyx (220 points) | 1,214 views

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在陈述方式上,英文习惯先将重点直接讲清楚,然后把其他细节逐一添加上去,让事件的样貌“由小渐大”变得更完整:

I saw a cat chasing a dog in front of the grocery store while I was waiting for my bus.

英语“重点在前”的沟通特点,不只影响文章的建构方式,也主导了句子的结构。不管句子中出现多少个需要交代的事件,只能有一个重点。

——劉美君. (2012). 英文文法有道理! 重新認識英文文法觀念. 聯經.

answered Oct 29, 2020 by Ariel (34,480 points)

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