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Devote 該怎麼用?*They know what they want and are willing to devote to it. 有何問題?
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Devote 為及物動詞,表示投入「自己」在某件事上,用法是「devote oneself to...」;「自己」是被投入的,當然也可用被動 be devoted to。

故 *They know what they want and are willing to devote to it. 這個句子應該改為:

They know what they want and are willing to be devoted to it

或是
They know what they want and are willing to devote themselves to it.

answered Apr 23, 2018 by admin (25,170 points)

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