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動詞語意與事件真實性有何關聯?
asked Feb 21, 2018 in Questions about English Grammar by admin (23,690 points)

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有些動詞可表達訊息的來源,本身的語意已足以表現出事件的真實性。例如 guess(猜測)、wish(願望)、promise(承諾),顯然都是用以表達未成真的事情。但是感官動詞 see、hear 則傳達親眼所見、親耳所聞的事件:

I guess he wrote a book. → 猜測而已,不能當真

I think he wrote a book. → 想想而已,沒有根據

I saw that he was writing a book. → 眼見為憑

Related question: 哪些句式可以用來表達「非事實」?

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answered Feb 21, 2018 by admin (23,690 points)
edited Mar 26, 2018 by admin
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