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?
- 石破天驚Lv 46 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
"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.
"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
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：
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：
"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.
- ?Lv 66 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.