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Making Sense of Grammar
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使用介副詞時,我們會說 "Turn on the radio." 或是 "Turn it on",那麼可以說 "Turn the radio on." 嗎?
asked Mar 28, 2018 in Questions about English Grammar by admin (23,690 points)
edited Mar 29, 2018 by admin

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介副詞通常會放在名詞前 (Turn on the radio),或是代名詞之後 (Turn it on),這是因為名詞有無限延展的可能,如果名詞太長,介副詞放在後面就會影響溝通,造成理解上的困難。

換言之,從溝通的角度出發,如果名詞簡短,不會造成理解困難,那麼介副詞也可以放在名詞後面 (Turn the radio on)。不過 "Turn on the radio" 這種用法的使用頻率還是比 "Turn the radio on" 高。

answered Mar 28, 2018 by admin (23,690 points)
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