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匿名使用者 發問時間: 社會與文化語言 · 1 0 年前

people who (v)

為什麼 people who 後面是加原形動詞?

舉例: people who smoke 而不是 smokes


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  • 心星
    Lv 6
    1 0 年前

    people乃集合名詞,當它用作「民族」來使用時,它是單數詞,也就是說當你看到peoples時,它的意思是不同的民族;當它用作「(一個民族裡的)人」來使用時,它是複數詞,是指人們。就如:Those people are very tall.

    所以題中 people who 後面用smoke 是因這裡的 people是指人,它是複數詞。

    類似people 一樣是集合名詞的有:

    team - 單數詞時是指「隊伍」,複數詞時是指「隊伍裡的隊員」

    eg. There are five teams from different countries coming to join the basketball game. (有五個來自於不同國家的隊伍來參加那籃球比賽)

    The team always practice together. (隊員們常一起練習)

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  • 壽司
    Lv 6
    1 0 年前

    agree with bird and george~

    but...bird26, i guess it would be better if you used a direct example instead of using people as an object of preposition...since the subject in your sentence would then be "lot"

    just a suggestion, thats all XD (no pen wars meant!)

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  • George
    Lv 6
    1 0 年前

    People是被當作是複數的,Person才是單數。所以從您所舉的例子中,people who後面是接複數型態的動詞...也就是smoke...而不是單數型態的動詞smokes。

    參考資料: 自己
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  • 1 0 年前

    Incorrect, people is plural, person is singular.

    e.g. A lot of people. One person.

    2007-07-15 16:18:20 補充:

    silentwf, true true~ :)

    參考資料: My first language
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