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the man is coming和 a man is coming有什么区别
asked Mar 11, 2019 in Questions about English Grammar by 116070100102jmm (330 points) | 691 views

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前者不强调数量,后者强调数量,试图引起读者注意
answered Mar 14, 2019 by 117030100303hzy (140 points)
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人来了。

来人了。

前者知道来者是谁,有心理准备;后者则事发突然,没有心理预设。
answered Mar 14, 2019 by 116070100210jhx (260 points) 1 flag
excellent!
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the man …是特指,a man 是泛指
answered Mar 14, 2019 by Rush (480 points)
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这个就是不定冠词a与定冠词the的区别
A man表示反正,一个男人
The man表示有所指的,特指这个或那个,经常是上文提到的
the man is coming那个男人正走来
a man is coming一个男人正走来
answered Mar 14, 2019 by 116070100405lly (430 points)
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the man特指一个人
a man泛指一个人
answered Mar 14, 2019 by 118030200309shz (1,030 points)
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The first one refers to a person who is you know or clear,and the other just means somebody,someone.
thank you!
answered Mar 14, 2019 by 116070100103yh (140 points)
Your "is" is redundant and "clear "  means eliminate  as a verb which is not a equivalent  to know. Thank you for your answer!
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the man is coming和 a man is coming有什么区别

answered Mar 14, 2019 by 118030200320cyf (1,020 points)
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the man refer specifically to
a man refer to a person
answered Mar 14, 2019 by 118030200316mf (940 points)
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the man is coming代表一群人

 a man is coming代表个人
answered Mar 14, 2019 by 116030300312fb (8,840 points)
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前者是特指

后者是泛指。
answered Mar 14, 2019 by 118030200312zmj (900 points)

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