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Making Sense of Grammar
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中文中的”有“包含两个语义,分别是「拥有(ownership)」和「存在(existence)」,在英文中对应的分别是“have/has”和“There is/are”,例如:

拥有:我一本书→I have a book

存在:这里10个人→There are ten people.

将”这里有10个人“翻译成”There has ten people“,实则是两种语义混淆的表现。

answered Aug 17, 2020 by Mickey (7,400 points)

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