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Making Sense of Grammar
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在 "If she were a man,her life would be different." 一句中,Be 動詞 were 可否改為 was ?

asked Mar 28, 2018 in Questions about English Grammar by admin (23,690 points)
edited Apr 3, 2018 by admin

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was 和 were 都可以當作這個句子的 Be 動詞,用 were 是一種由早期英語留下來的固定用法;用 was 則是跟著標記原則走的一般性用法。

answered Mar 28, 2018 by admin (23,690 points)
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was的话更符合现在的用法
answered Mar 14 by 117030400413sy (140 points)
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