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# A number of 後面動詞單複數的問題~20點

A small number of people 後面加的動詞是單數還是復數?

A large number of people 後面加的動詞是單還是複?

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"a number of" 的意思就是 "many (許多)", many後加的名詞需是可數名詞複數, 因此, 動詞是 (名詞) 複數用的動詞.

例: A number of people go to work. (許多人都有上班)

加上small或large後, 用法還是一樣的, 只是意思有一點不同而已:

a small number of people一些人

例: A small number of people are fired. (有些人被炒魷魚了)

a large number of people許多人

例: A large number of people get out of work at this time. (在這時間有很多人都下班了)

就算people改成tourists, 還是一樣唷!

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A small number of people 後面加的動詞是單數還是復數?

複數

A large number of people 後面加的動詞是單還是複?

複數

如果把people 改成tourists 會影響到後面動詞的單複數嗎?

不會,因為people(人)恆為複數,而touristS也是複數

A large/small number of Ns => 名詞一定是用可數複數的形式

(動詞也是用are/do/have....等複數形式)

e.g. A (great) number of people were watching the show at 6

yesterday.

相對的,以下用法用於不可數名詞(動詞用 is/does/has...等單數形式)

A great deal/amount of N(Uncountable)

e.g. I used to like to see a (great) deal/amount of fish

(Uncountable) swiming across the river bank.

Contrast:

The number (數目/量) of Ns is.... 該....的數目/量為...

The number of the students in my class is 40.

我班上的學生數是40人

類似概念還有: in front of ...(外部) / in the front of ... (內部)

I like to sit in the front of the classroom. (教室內的前半部,我在教室內)

Somehow, a bird likes to walk in front of my house. (我家的前面,鳥不在我家屋內)

2008-10-19 19:17:16 補充：

還有比較tricky的用法

e.g. Many a student gets 100 points on this exam.

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A small number of people 後面加複數動詞

A large number of people 後面加複數動詞

people 是集合名詞　與複數動詞連用

把people 改成tourists 後面加複數動詞不變

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A small number of people 後面加的動詞是單數還是復數?

A large number of people 後面加的動詞是單還是複?

兩ㄍ後面加的動詞是單不用+s

如果把people 改成tourists 會影響到後面動詞的單複數嗎?

不會

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