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如何區分不定詞 to 和介系詞 to?
asked Mar 19, 2018 in Questions about English Grammar by admin (23,690 points)

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I want to walk to the party.

介系詞 to 後面接名詞 (to the party),不定詞後面接動詞短語 (to walk),看起來功能不太一樣,但其實這兩個 to 的根源是相關的:空間上要前往的「目標地點」可轉換為時間上要從事的「目標事件」,意即接下來要去做的事。空間上的趨向性轉化為時間上的未來性,一樣都有趨向目標的含意。只是空間位移的目標是一個實體,而時間上的位移則是尚未發生的未來事件。

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answered Mar 19, 2018 by admin (23,690 points)
edited Mar 26, 2018 by admin
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