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Making Sense of Grammar
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若一个动词有很多种的用法,表示这个动词可以表达多样的语义,属于多个语义类型,以remember为例,不同的用法其实表达不同类型的语义,所以remember是个:“多义”词:

I remember his name. → 及物语义+名词

I remember his coming to visit us. → 及物语义+动名词

I always remember to turn off the light. → 想望喜好类语义+不定词

I remember that he moved to Hsinchu in year 2000. → 思考沟通类语义+子句

总之,要把动词学通,焦点要放大到动词的语义类型,因语义决定用法,个别动词的用法就是语义类型的最佳表现。

——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 (12,450 points)

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