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rob跟steal有什么差别?

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两个动词都式「偷」的意思,但rob的含意是受词受到很严重的坏影响。

         a. I stole a penny from him.

         b. *I robbed him of a penny. (Goldberg, 1995, p. 46)

b句不可用的原因是因为遗失一块钱不会很严重地影响到他。

Reference:

Goldberg, A. E. (1995). Constructions: A construction grammar approach to argument structure. University of Chicago Press.

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