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In, on, at 等介系詞如何應用於抽象概念?
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In 的原型概念為「在範圍內」,延伸至抽象概念可用來表達「在抽象範圍內」:

a lady in red → 被紅色包覆

in love → 被愛包覆

interested in English → 興趣範圍內

On 的原型概念為「在接觸面上」,,延伸至抽象概念可用來表達「接觸面向」:

The paper is on linguistics. → 研究主題

spending money on books → 花費方面

At 的原型概念為「位於定點」,,延伸至抽象概念可用來表達「相關定點」:

look at him → 視覺點

good at music → 專長點

amazed at his change → 訝異點

Related question: 介系詞(preposition)表達了什麼?

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answered Mar 19, 2018 by admin (25,170 points)
edited Mar 26, 2018 by admin

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