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想望喜好动词(Modality verbs)表达个人的意愿、喜好、倾向、决定等。

I want / plan / desire / prefer to marry him.

个人的想望喜好多属“心向往之”但尚未发生的事,因此用不定词to+V来表达“下一时间”目标,是投射于未来的心愿。不定词强调时间上的区隔、有先后之分。此处的句式与句意间有完美的配搭关系,主要在于不定词形式(to-V)与不定词语义(未来目标)两者互相呼应。

——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 11, 2020 by Ariel (34,470 points)

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