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為何 go home 與 go to school 不用加冠詞?
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當一個名詞沒有單、複數及冠詞的標記,這個名詞的溝通功能也從「標準、典型」語意轉變為其他較特殊的語意。go home 和 go to school 中的名詞 home / school 不再是指實體可數的建築物(the physical, countable entity) 而是指其「社會功能」(the function of home / school):

She goes to school everyday. → 上學讀書受教育,而不是指去學校這個地點
She went to the school yesterday. → 到學校這個地點做別的事

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

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