靚靚 發問於 社會及文化語言 · 1 十年前

Alarming as it may seem

Alarming as it may seem, this prospect of water shortage should

prompt Hong Kong into devising alternative strategies.

What is the meaning of "Alarming as it may seem"?

And how to use it? Can you give me some more examples to illustrate?

Thank you so much!

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  • 匿名
    1 十年前
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    Hey there, sorry to point out that the other post is wrong. 'Alarming as it may seem' actually has a different meaning!!!

    {Adjective + as + Noun +Verb} is actually an INVERSION sentence pattern. People generally use the word 'though' to replace 'as' too.

    So, 'alarming as it may seem' = 'alarming THOUGH it may seem' = 'THOUGH it may seem alarming'

    E.g.

    Original sentence:

    Though he looks attractive, he is gay.

    You may also say:

    1. Attractive though he looks, he is gay.

    2. Attractive as he looks, he is gay.

    ALL 3 SENTENCES CARRY THE SAME MEANING. In grammatical sense this is inversion.

  • 1 十年前

    Alarming as it may seem = 看起來令人擔憂

    Alarming as it may seem 等於 It may seem alarming

    Example:

    Alarming as it may seem, the world's oil supplies are dwindling rapidly.

    資料來源: 英文 teacher
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