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Making Sense of Grammar
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asked Aug 31, 2020 in Questions about English Grammar by Mickey (7,400 points) | 358 views

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英文的特点是“重点在前”,比如“The book I like”,“The man who works hard”。中文的特点是“重点在后”,例如“我喜欢的书”,“努力的人”。

既然要先讲重点,英文在空间和时间的表达上,就要从最关键的“小处”着手,是由小到大,焦点在前的特点。所以日期是从“天”到“月”再到“年”。中文的“2020年8月31日星期一”在英文中就是“Monday,August 31th,2020”。
answered Aug 31, 2020 by Mickey (7,400 points)

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