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情態副詞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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使用情態副詞可影響整句的真假值。副詞比時態更具影響力,即使是過去式,加了 maybe、perhaps、probably 等具有猜測意味的副詞,也可以改變這句話的真實性及確定性:

He probably wrote a book. → 可能寫了,但是不確定

Maybe he went to the States. → 可能去了,但是不確定

Related question: 為何情態助動詞可以用來表達「非真實」事件?

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