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「已經」等同於完成貌嗎?*She has sent the email to her boss at 7 pm last night. 有何問題? 
asked Apr 23 in Questions about English Grammar by admin (19,380 points)

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「已經」不直接等於完成式。「她昨晚已經寄電子郵件給老闆了」,中文可以說「昨晚已經」,因為中文的時間詞可以自由加在句子裡,但英文的完成式有嚴謹的語意講究,對時間的設定是以「參考點」為主,只能表達「之前完成」的語意

故 *She has sent the email to her boss at 7 pm last night. 之所以錯誤,是因為完成式不能用來標記事件本身的時間。這個句子的正確用法如下:

She sent the email to her boss at 7 pm last night. → 昨晚發生
She has sent the email to her boss (by now). → 現在之前已完成

answered Apr 23 by admin (19,380 points)
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