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「習慣」是否屬實?
asked Feb 26, 2018 in Questions about English Grammar by admin (25,240 points) | 403 views

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習慣式所表達的事件,看似不變的事實(fact),卻可能只是善變的傾向(tendency):

He eats apples. → 但是確實吃了嗎?

He gets up at 5 am everyday. → 但是今天五點起床了嗎?

習慣式在時間座標上,沒有對應的時點或實點,無法落實,因此習慣傾向也可以用「非真實」的情態助動詞來表達:

He would eat apples. → 習慣傾向 → 加了情態助動詞 → 非真實

He would get up at 5 am everyday. → 習慣傾向 → 加了情態助動詞 → 非真實

Related question: 為什麼描述習慣和事實要用現在式?

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answered Feb 26, 2018 by admin (25,240 points)
edited Mar 26, 2018 by admin

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