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Making Sense of Grammar
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当一个名词未带有名词“标准、典型”的标记形式,没有单、复数及冠词的标记,这个名词的沟通功能也从“标准、典型”语义转变为其他较特殊的语义。go home和go to school中的名词home/school不再是指实体可数的建筑物(the physical,countable entity)而是指其“社会功能”(the function of home/school):

She goes to school everyday. → 上学读书受教育,而不是指去学校这个地点。

She want to the school yesterday. →到学校这个地点做别的事。

[1] 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 19, 2020 by Ariel (34,480 points)

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