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Making Sense of Grammar
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时态与情态亲如手足,两“态”彼此关照,语义上互通有无。就时态而言,“时点”标记事件的“存在点”;“观点”仅是事件的样貌。当事件落于时间坐标现在与现在之前的各点上,不管观点如何,都必然为真。

                        真实发生

    ⊰——————————————

     Past                                          NOW                                     Future

——|——————————————|———————————|——
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------→

                                                   Habitual

——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 (34,480 points)
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