Kam Fung 發問於 社會及文化語言 · 1 十年 前

英語文法常犯錯誤

1.

a. I saw a ghost and felt afraid.

b.I saw a ghost and was afraid.

c.I saw a ghost and afraid it.

Which is/are correct? Why?

2.

a.All the people agreed to go.

b.All day I felt tired.

c.All of us would not do it.

d.All dogs bark.

Which are normal, and which strange? Explain why.

3.

a.He avoided to go to school.

b.I want to avoid Chris. We've had an argument.

c.How can we avoid her coming?

d.He tried to avoid being seen.

Which is/are correct? Why?

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  • 1 十年 前
    最佳解答

    1.

    a. I saw a ghost and felt afraid.(correct)

    b.I saw a ghost and was afraid.(incorrect)(because 《was》has no 《felt》meaning)

    c.I saw a ghost and afraid it.(no so good)(meaning is not obvious)

    2.

    a.All the people agreed to go. (normal)

    b.All day I felt tired.(strange)(because you have to change (I felt tired all the day))

    c.All of us would not do it.(normal)

    d.All dogs bark.(normal)

    3.

    a.He avoided to go to school.(correct)

    b.I want to avoid Chris. We've had an argument.(correct)

    c.How can we avoid her coming?(correct)

    d.He tried to avoid being seen.(I don't know)(but I think it is(He tried to avoid seeing))

  • 1 十年 前

    1.

    a. I saw a ghost and felt afraid.

    b.I saw a ghost and was afraid.

    c.I saw a ghost and afraid it.

    a= I saw a ghost + I felt afraid.

    b= I saw a ghost + I was afraid.

    The meaning of (a) is same as (b)

    c is wrong, afraid (+of) something.

    I saw a ghost and was afraid of it.

    2.

    a.All the people agreed to go.

    b.All day I felt tired.

    c.All of us would not do it.

    d.All dogs bark.

    a= strange

    All people agreed to go.

    No need to put 'the'.

    "The people" brings another meaning,

    that is all the ordinary people in a country or a state,

    not the government or ruling class.

    b= correct, normal.

    All day I felt tired.

    means I felt tired all of the day.

    c= correct, normal

    All of us would not do it

    = We would not do it.

    However, "all of us" is emphasizing "everyone of us".

    'We' means the persons who stand with me.

    d. 'all' in the sentence is meaningless,

    therefore, no need to put it in the sentence.

    Dogs bark.

    3.

    a.He avoided to go to school.

    b.I want to avoid Chris. We've had an argument.

    c.How can we avoid her coming?

    d.He tried to avoid being seen.

    a= correct

    He avoided to go to school

    = He avoided going to school

    b= correct

    I want to avoid Chris

    ( = I want to stay away from Chris

    = I do not want to see Chris @ speak to Chris).

    We have had an argument.

    c= correct, but not suitable.

    Avoid(v) =to prevent something bad from happening( eg. to avoid road accidents and etc.)

    = to stay away from someone @ something

    It is better to use, "prevent..from" (meaning same as avoid),

    because we cannot say "avoid her coming"

    because it means "stay away from her coming"= wrong

    ( if "avoid her"= "stay away from her" =correct)

    It should be "prevent her from coming".

    How can we prevent her from coming?

    d = correct

    He tried to avoid being seen.

    The sentence is using

    "Avoid (doing something)",

    therefore "avoid being seen"(being seen=passive form),

    Behind being, should use past participle"seen".

  • 1 十年 前

    1.

    a. I saw a ghost and felt afraid.

    > Grammatically correct, but it's better to use another conjunction in place of " and "

    > I felt afraid when I saw a ghost.

    b.I saw a ghost and was afraid.

    > The sentence seems incomplete.

    > I saw a ghost and was afraid (of being alone in the dark).

    c.I saw a ghost and afraid it.

    > The sentence is wrong because afraid is an adjective and cannot be used as a verb.

    > I saw a ghost and was afraid of it.

    2.

    a.All the people agreed to go.

    > This is normal grammatically, but " all the people " sounds odd and illogical.

    > All of us agreed to go.

    b.All day I felt tired.

    >It's better to place " all day " at the end of the sentence.

    >I felt tired all day long.

    c.All of us would not do it.

    > For negative sentence, use " none " instead of " all ".

    > None of us would do it.

    d.All dogs bark.

    >Grammatically correct, but " all " is not needed to make logical sense.

    >Dogs bark.

    3.

    a.He avoided to go to school.

    > This is wrong. " avoid " should be followed by a present participle, i.e. go --> going

    > He avoided going to school.

    b.I want to avoid Chris. We've had an argument.

    > This is ok. " Avoid " can be followed by a noun or a person. In the latter, it means you don't want to meet somebody.

    c.How can we avoid her coming?

    > It sounds odd to say " avoid somebody's coming ". It's better to say:

    > How can we avoid seeing her in the meeting?

    d.He tried to avoid being seen.

    > This is correct. " avoid " + passive voice (be seen --> being seen)

  • 1 十年 前

    1.

    a. I saw a ghost and felt afraid. (X)

    I saw a ghost and felt scary. i'm afraid / was afraid. we dun say felt afraid.

    b.I saw a ghost and was afraid.(okay)

    c.I saw a ghost and was afraid of it.

    Which is/are correct? Why?

    2.

    a.All the people agreed to go. (okay)

    All agreed to go

    b.All day I felt tired. (okay)

    I felt tired all day

    c.All of us would not do it. (not sufficient info.)

    All of us (will) not do it

    d.All dogs bark. (okay)

    Which are normal, and which strange? Explain why.

    3.

    a.He avoided to go to school. (X)

    He tried not to go to school or He did not go to school. Avoid ~ doing something... e.g avoid swimming,

    b.I want to avoid Chris. We've had an argument. (X)

    I want to keep a distance with Chris. We've had a dispute. Wrong words used

    c.How can we avoid her coming? (X)

    How can we stop her coming?

    d.He tried to avoid being seen. (okay)

    He tried to not being seen

    Which is/are correct? Why?

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  • keith
    Lv 7
    1 十年 前

    1.

    a. I saw a ghost and felt afraid. (correct)

    b. I saw a ghost and was afraid. (correct)

    c. I saw a ghost and afraid it. (I am afraid OF something.)

    2.

    a.All the people agreed to go. (X - "everyone" is more natural)

    b.All day I felt tired. (normal)

    c.All of us would not do it. (X - "none of us would do it" is more natural)

    d.All dogs bark. (normal - simple present tense tells facts.)

    3.

    a.He avoided to go to school. (X - avoid is followed by a noun)

    b.I want to avoid Chris. We've had an argument. (OK)

    c.How can we avoid her coming? (OK)

    d.He tried to avoid being seen. (OK)

  • 1 十年 前

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