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Making Sense of Grammar
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分词或不定词构句都没有“时间”标记,不能单独报道事件的重点或时间,也是一种附属的形式:

We went camping last week, spending some time with nature. →表达“同时进行”

We went camping last week, to spend some time with nature. →表达“目的”

分词表达“同时进行”;不定词表达“目的”,都是依附于主要子句的附属形式。这种附属关系是共用同一个主词,主要子句的主角就是分词或不定词的头,两者必须一致。

——劉美君. (2012). 英文文法有道理! 重新認識英文文法觀念. 聯經.

answered Nov 3, 2020 by Ariel (16,050 points)

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