Atheist 發問於 社會及文化語言 · 10 年前

awake / awaken

awake與awaken 兩字在用法上怎樣分辨?

2 個解答

  • 10 年前

    awake can be a verb or an adjective. It is used to describe a state.

    e.g. The baby was sleeping just now. But she is awake (adj) now.

    (It means she is not sleepign right now.)

    awaken is a verb.

    e.g. You are making too much noise. You have awaken the baby.

    (The baby is awake because of the noise.)

  • 10 年前

    'awake' can be used as an adjective (opposite to 'asleep') or a verb (to make someone wake up).

    'awaken' is the past participle of 'awake'. It can be used as the passive voice.