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Making Sense of Grammar
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為何間接問句不用倒裝?* I want to know how can I finish the book. 為何錯誤?
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間接問句與間接引述句類似,也是作為動詞補語的附屬子句,雖是疑問的語意,但在主要子句為直述句的前提下,間接問句作為子句補語,也是直述句的一部分,不須倒裝。

* I want to know how can I finish the book. 句中的問題 "How can I finish the book?" 因為是直述句的子句補語,所以不需要倒裝,故正確的句子應為:
I want to know how I can finish the book.

Will he finish the book? → I asked him when he will finish the book.
Would he like to finish the book? → I asked him if he would like to finish the book.

answered Apr 16, 2018 by admin (25,520 points)

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