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Making Sense of Grammar
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asked Aug 21 in Questions about English Grammar by Mickey (4,280 points) | 53 views

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I went to the park的意思是”我去了公园(我们都知道的那个公园)“

I went to a park的意思是”我去了一个公园(你不知道的一个公园)“

英文中一旦名词出现,就必须考虑名词的单复数以及对于”听者“来说,这个东西是不是”你知我知“,于是英文中使用了明确的名词标记:不定冠词a/any/some和定冠词the.

加定冠词the表示听者知道是哪一个;加不定冠词a/any/some表示听者不知道是哪一个。除了冠词外,名词本身也有标记,表示”不只一个“时用”N-s“,如book→books.
answered Aug 27 by Mickey (4,280 points)

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