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進行式和簡單式主要差異為何?
asked Jan 23, 2018 in Questions about English Grammar by admin (23,690 points)

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「進行式」強調事件動作「正在發生中」(on-going),不管何時開始,也不管何時結束,只看到「一直在進行中」,是一種近距離、聚焦式的觀點(zoom-in)。

舉例來說,你可以從兩種不同的角度切入 What did you do at 7 pm last night? 這個問題:

I ate dinner at 7 pm last night.

→ 使用過去簡單式表達最單純的觀點,將所做的事情描述為一個「整體」事件

I was eating dinner at 7 pm last night.

→ 這就是一種「聚焦特寫式」的描述,強調 7 點時「我正在吃飯」,這件事正好在進行中。

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answered Jan 23, 2018 by admin (23,690 points)
edited Mar 26, 2018 by admin
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