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英文 兩個動詞 同want to be問題

首先 I hope Europe will not do anything stupid

為甚麼hope這動詞之後又會有 be ??

另外 i want to be ok 這裡的be 是為了有動詞而出現的??

那i want to be a teacher 甚麼時候be 的解釋是(成為)??

i want to become a teacher 不行嗎

be 同 become 有甚麼分別 大家可以互相代替?

還有一句 i want to give you something for free

我上網查for free 是 adv 為甚麼可以放在名詞後面?

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  • 6 年前
    最愛解答

    1. I hope (that) Europe will not do anything stupid.

    "that" is omitted in the above sentence. "that Europe will not do anything stupid" is a noun clause functioning as the object of the transitive verb "hope".

    You can of course have a finite verb phrase "will not do" in a clause.

    2. I want to be okay.

    The transitive verb "want" (meaning: wish 想要 as a desire 渴望) must have a object. (i.e. ~ I want something.)

    The infinitive phrase (nominative ~ noun) "to be okay" functions as the object of "want" to represent "something". (What I want is to be okay.)

    "okay" is an predicate adjective (not before noun; meaning: safe and well); so, you need to use a linking verb ("be" in this case) to associate with its agent "something that I want".

    3. be 同 become 有甚麼分別

    Technically speaking,

    "be" is used to designate a state 狀況, something which continues unchanged through time; while

    "become" designates an event, a change of state 狀況的轉變, having a meaning of starting to be something.

    However,

    "I want to be" and "I want to become" 意思差別並不大。Both can be used to designate the same wish.

    4. I want to give you something for free. 免費给你

    The prepositional phrase "for free" is adverbial modifying the verb "give" while "something" is only the direct object of "give".

    I will give something to you in a manner that I don't charge you any money.

    2014-08-24 10:40:07 補充:

    According to Longman dictionary, only one of the four meanings of "okay" can be attributive.

    4. someone who is OK is nice, pleasant, etc:

    ~ I've met Jim once, and he seems OK.

    ~ He's an OK guy.

    It can't be put before noun for the other 3 meanings.

    2014-08-24 10:44:55 補充:

    According to Oxford dictionary, the second meaning can be attributive:

    2. all right; acceptable; in an acceptable way

    e.g.

    Is it OK if I leave now?

    I think I did OK in the exam.

    It is an okay movie.

    2014-08-24 22:33:38 補充:

    Thank you, Raymond for your comments. I didn't know you meant to point out what I explained in my answer was wrong. I can accept any criticism providing that it is sincere and constructive.

    Please don't mince your words to defend what you think is right.

    2014-08-24 22:41:31 補充:

    No, you're wrong. You have every right to challenge some other people's answers. But, just make sure to do it in a positive way.

    I admit it is a bit awkward in my answer (2).

    2014-08-24 23:08:10 補充:

    In ["okay" is an predicate adjective...], the article was wrong. Because I added the word "predicate" later on but forgot to change the article. I thought adding the definition would help explain the answer.

    Definitely, you can't say "I want okay."

    2014-08-24 23:55:53 補充:

    補充和更正 (2):

    As "okay" is an adjective, you need to use the infinitive of a linking verb ("to be" in this case) to make up the infinitive phrase.

    這裡的 to be 是為了聯繫 形容詞"okay" 而出現的。

    2014-08-25 00:15:13 補充:

    題外話:

    "want" is the kind of verbs that take infinitive objects with "actors".

    Example: I want you to be tall.

    "you" (actor of infinitive phrase)

    "to be" (infinitive)

    "tall" (adjective as subject complement to the actor "you")

    2014-08-25 00:42:53 補充:

    As already pointed by another 網友 Godfrey, I admit I sometimes overdo my answers. I concede it is not easy to teach (to make people really understood), so I always admire teachers as a profession.

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    Lv 6
    6 年前

    Is 'okay' really a predicate adjective?

    Are the following sentences correct?

    He is an okay guy.

    It is an okay job.

    2014-08-24 16:06:33 補充:

    So it is 2 out of 4.

    Should we call it a predicative adjective?

    2014-08-24 16:30:15 補充:

    I am sure 'tall' is not an predicative adjective. e. g. He is a tall boy. Do we need to use a linking verb to associate with its agent "something that I want"?

    I want to be tall. or I want tall.

    I think whether an adjective is predicative or not is irrelevant here.

    2014-08-24 16:35:18 補充:

    I dont mean to challenge some other people's answers. I just hope that people are not confused by some complicated explanations.

    2014-08-25 09:28:16 補充:

    I know people have every right to challenge some other people's answers but I choose not to.

    What do you mean by "No, you're wrong"?

    While you may think that I minced, I think I was just paving the way to a discussion.

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