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關於這句子中 if 的用法

各位大大,

While they competed fiercely with each other in trade the British and Americans worked together on many matters of common interest and during the great part of the past hundred years there has been an effective if unofficial Anglo-American alliance in the Far East.

這句末的 if 到底要怎麼解釋才好??

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Hi Elisa,

Thanks for the answer, beside, do you know is that popular or little used in US now?

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  • Elisa
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    1 0 年前
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    While they competed fiercely with each other in trade the British and Americans worked together on many matters of common interest and during the great part of the past hundred years there has been an effective if unofficial Anglo-American alliance in the Far East.

    這句末的 if 到底要怎麼解釋才好??

    there has been an effective if unofficial Anglo-American alliance in the Far East .

    有一個有效的儘管非官方的在遠東的英美聯盟。

    If = even though

    For example: an enthusiastic if small audience.

    一群熱心的雖然少的觀眾

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/if .

    2008-10-29 03:40:47 補充:

    That is not an uncommon usage. Such usage is mostly seen in novels and more formal writing.

    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.
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