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Making Sense of Grammar
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asked Oct 22, 2020 in Questions about English Grammar by Ariel (24,580 points)
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前面已提过,情态助动词都是标记“非事实”,只要有情态助动词出现,都是清楚标记尚未发生,即使和表确定的副词合用,也不能改变“非事实”的事实。

He should certainly work hard. → 他当然应该认真工作,可惜还没发生!

It may probably rain tomorrow. → 有点啰嗦,但可能性不变。

——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 (24,580 points)

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