王海倫 發問於 社會與文化語言 · 3 星期前

關於一句英文句子用法問題。?

It's time we were making a move.

此句是在查Yahoo字典move時出現的例句。

請問知識大大們,為什麼此句的It's時態是現在式,後面的we were卻是使用過去式,而不是前後時態一致呢?例如都是現在式:

It's time we are making a move.

或者都是過去式:

It was time we were making a move.

謝謝。: )

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  • 3 星期前
    最愛解答

    當你看到

    1. it's time...

    2. It is high time...

    就要聯想到"是與事實相反的"(假設)語氣.

    最常用的例子們是:

    It is high time we went. 我們早該走了!(但是還沒走)

    It's time we ate.我們早該吃飯飯了.(但是還沒吃)

    回到你的問題:

    It's time we were making a move. 我們早該做(那事)了.(但是還沒做)

    所以用過去式(或是過去進行式)是對的.

  • p
    Lv 7
    3 星期前

     we were making a move.是個事實

    所以前面可以用現在式It's time

  • 3 星期前

    Sequent of tense---present-->present tense is a group of things,happenings arranged in an order by following one another in time.But may have exception in Grammar judged by your good self,Helen..

    It's time we are making a move.

    eg:-move house---to change one's place of living---Their present house is too small, so they have decided to "making a move".

    eg:-to be in movement; go; walk; run; move etc especially in a particular way----Don't get off the train while it is "making a move".

    eg:-The ballet-dancer is "making a move" very gracefully.

    eg:-cause to change place,position:-eg:-It's blocking the road by your car, please try "making a move".eg:-Can you sit still without "making a move" for 1 minute, baby?eg:-Helen should be "making a move" up to a senior class.

    ---of work,events, etc, to advance; get nearer to an end eg:-Work on the new 101 building is "making a move" far more quickly than is expected.

    --------------move along--eg:-Standing is "making a move" along.

    --------------move in--eg:-Buy the house, can "make a move" in.

    --------------move on---eg:-Talked too much, let's "making a move" on.

    --------------eg:-Police are coming and "making a move-on".

    ----------------move over---eg:-"Making a move"-over ;  let your grandmother sit down.

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