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习惯式所表达的事件,看似不变的“事实-fact”,却可能只是善变的“倾向-tendency”:

He eats apples. → 但是确实吃了吗?

He gets up at 5 am everyday. → 但是今天五点起床了吗?

习惯式在时间坐标上,没有对应的“时点”或“实点”,无法落实,这就是为什么习惯倾向也可以用“非真实”的情态助动词表达:

He would eat apples. → 习惯倾向 →加了情态助动词 →非真

He would get up at 5 am everyday. → 习惯倾向 → 加了情态助动词 → 非真

——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, 2020 by Ariel (32,510 points)

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