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what 的用法問題

in 1979, a team looking for fossils in northern Pakicetus found what proved to be the oldest fossil whale.

what 可以用來代替the thing that. 所以這裡所指的the thing是fossil,那這樣fossil應該是被證實的, 所以應該是用被動態was proved才對????

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  • Elisa
    Lv 7
    1 0 年前
    最佳解答

    Don't assume that only living things can have active voice and non living things are all passive voice. IN ENGLISH, IT IS A BETTER PRACTICE TO USE ACTIVE VOICE THAN PASSIVE VOICE. SO IF YOU CAN USE ACTIVE VOICE, USE IT.

    And yes, you can change it to a passive voice.

    For example:

    This fact proves his guilt.

    He was proven guilty.

    (see http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/prove )

    In 1979, a team looking for fossils in northern Pakicetus found what proved to be the oldest fossil whale.

    = In 1979, a team looking for fossils in northern Pakicetus found what was proven to be the oldest fossil whale.

    = In 1979, a team looking for fossils in northern Pakicetus found the fossil whale which proved to be the oldest fossil whale.

    = In 1979, a team looking for fossils in northern Pakicetus found the fossil whale which was proven to be the oldest fossil whale.

    The fossil whale in northern Pakicetus proved to be the oldest fossil whale

    => You can change this to a passive voice.

    The fossil whale in northern Pakicetus was proven to be the oldest fossil whale.

    = The archaeologists proved the fossil whale in northern Pakicetus to be the oldest fossil whale.

    However, like I said earlier, active voice is a better English usage and if you can use an active voice, use it.

    See more examples below.

    (1) The fair opened on March 17. => You can change this to a passive voice. However, active voice is better English. The fair was opened on March 17. => The host opened the fair on March 17.

    (2) The Conference was opened on October 15 => BETTER ENGLISH is: The Conference opened on October 15.

    (3) A ball hit me = I was hit by a ball.

    (4) The cake is baked (by me). => Cake is passive voice => I baked the cake.

    (5) The flag is flying. => Flag is NOT passive because you CANNOT convert the sentence to “I fly the flag”.

    2008-06-25 04:40:43 補充:

    (6) The TV program is showing "Three's Company" now. => The TV program is NOT passive because if you convert the sentence, you can only change it to “I show the TV program” => The TV program was shown (by me)

    2008-06-25 04:40:58 補充:

    (7) “Three’s Company” will be shown on Channel 14 => “Three’s Company” is passive => Channel 14 will show “Three’s Company” tonight.

    (8) This plane goes to London not to New York. => NO. Because you cannot say that I go this plane to London not to New York.

    2008-07-06 23:15:15 補充:

    I am back from vacation. Sorry for the delay in responding to your confusion. It is best to use active voice wherever you can. I will try to list a few more examples for you and the pattern and send it to you.

    2008-07-09 01:58:56 補充:

    Hi, 如

    Please go to this link for more information. Let me know if you still have question.

    http://tw.knowledge.yahoo.com/question/question?qi...

    2008-07-09 07:11:03 補充:

    Sorry, this should be the right link. http://tw.knowledge.yahoo.com/question/question?qi...

    I have provided more information there.

    參考資料: Myself. Went abroad at age 11. With 32 years experience speaking and writing English. Tutored English as an Undergrad. A project manager in the US since 1992., Myself. Went abroad at age 11. With 32 years experience speaking and writing English. Tutored English as an Undergrad. A project manager in the US since 1992.
  • 1 0 年前

    重點是

    prove 這個單字

    它是連綴動詞 是沒有被動型態的喔

    所以你的觀念是對的

    只是差在外國人所謂的連綴動詞 是沒有被動的

    像這句例句

    This LV purse proved fake

    這個LV包包被證明是仿的

    中文有被動的感覺

    可是在英文沒有

    我也曾經被這種連綴動詞給困惑過許久

    可是了解到哪些是連綴動詞後我就不會搞混了

    希望能夠幫到你

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