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為什麼「我對英文有興趣」要說 "I am interested in English."?
asked Oct 31, 2017 in Questions about English Grammar by admin (25,240 points)
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以英文的邏輯來看,人是理性的動物,情緒上的變化並不是自己「主動選擇」的,而是受到外界刺激影響被挑起的。情緒的主導者其實是外界的刺激,而不是人本身。

既然引發情緒的元兇是外界的刺激,英文大多數情緒動詞就以「刺激物」為主語,由主控者的角度出發,人反而變成「受控」的一方。人產生情緒變化是被影響,被挑起,語意角色上成了「接受者」,只能作情緒動詞的受詞。這就是為什麼英文會說 English interests me 或 I am interested in English.

answered Oct 31, 2017 by admin (25,240 points)
edited Dec 4, 2017 by admin

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