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"He eats apples" 和 ""He would eat apples." 皆表達習慣,那麼兩者有何差異?
asked Apr 3, 2018 in Questions about English Grammar by admin (23,690 points)
edited Apr 13, 2018 by admin

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"He eats apples."  用來陳述與某人相關的事實和習慣,故此句陳述「他吃蘋果」之事實。

助動詞 would 可以用來表達對於某人偏好或某事可能性之判斷。"He would eat apples." 以 would 表達對某人的選擇和習慣之判斷,故這句話傳達「我認為他會吃蘋果」之判斷。

 這兩個句子差異不甚明顯,但是既然形式不同,表達的語意自然不同。

answered Apr 3, 2018 by admin (23,690 points)
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