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根据Givon(1993:50)的统计显示,在学术论文、小说、新闻、体育报道这四种文体中,学术论文出现被动句的概率较高,体育报道则偏重主动句。这是因为学术论文强调“客观性”,通常以观察到的事物为主题,强调“被发现”的事实,被动句可以隐藏个人的主观性与操控性,彰显叙事立论的客观公允:

It is found that English behaves differently from Chinese. 

English is found to behave differently from Chinese. 

——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 22 by Ariel (8,820 points)

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