三壘神童 發問時間: 社會與文化語言 · 1 0 年前

致力於....要用devote 還是 devoted??

不好意思 ,問題有點笨

如果要表達 致力於......時

我知道可以寫

be dedicated in + Ving

但是如果用devote的話

是要寫成 S1 devote to 還是 S1 be devoted to 呢??

還有問一下像是上面所提的 dedicated 或是

be interested in ....中的 interested 的詞性到底是形容詞還是動詞呢 ??

為啥不能寫成 S1 dedicate in Ving ??

(翻成中文即是 S1致力於.....不是嗎 ??)

是習語的 問題嗎???

問題很淺請高手幫忙解惑一下~~

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  • 1 0 年前
    最佳解答

    我查了一下字典

    字典中並沒有 be dedicated in 的用法

    請看這個連結

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

    dedicate 的意思是 供奉、貢獻、把...獻於...

    A(某人)dedicate B ( 某物 / 人 ) to C ( 某人/ 物 / 事 )

    所以你可以說

    B be dedicated to C ( by A) = B 被(A)貢獻給 C 了

    C 可以是 Ving 動名詞

    ex.

    I want to dedicate this book to my mother.

    我要把這本書獻給我母親

    All my free time has been dedicated to writing this book.

    我所有的空閒時間都貢獻在在寫這本書上面了

    devote 也是一樣

    A devote B to C = A 把 B 奉獻給 C 了

    ex.

    He devoted all his life to writing.

    他把一輩子奉獻給了寫作

    He has devoted his whole life to benefiting mankind.

    他把一生都獻給了造福人類的事業。

    所以沒有人說 S1 dedicate in Ving

    請問誰把什麼獻給誰?

    再來是你另外一個問題

    interest (V) 使...發生興趣

    A interest B = A 使 B 感興趣

    A is interesting. A 是有趣的

    B is interested in A. B 對 A 感興趣

    interested 是過去分詞拿來當形容詞用

    Ex.

    I am interesting in knitting. 我對編織感興趣

    Knitting is interesting to me.

    Knitting interests me.

    參考資料: 網路字典
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  • Elisa
    Lv 7
    1 0 年前

    “dedicate” or “devote” are both transitive verbs 及物動詞, and need to be used with an object.

    Usage is similar in both words as in "devote oneself to Ving" and "dedicate onself to Ving". As indicated by both answerers, the preposition used for dedicate is "to".

    2008-12-13 03:01:57 補充:

    Or as in "be devoted to Ving" and "be dedicated to Ving".

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  • 匿名使用者
    1 0 年前

    這個有關dedicate這個字的用法, 那請記得 dedicate 可當動詞也可當形容詞用(decidated)

    例如:

    v.: He dedicated(奉獻) his life to good works.

    She dedicated(奉獻) that song to her friend.

    adj.: She's a dedicated teacher; He is dedicated(奉獻) to music.

    還有一個用法:

    He dedicated his life to good works. 此時 dedicate = devote

    即 He devoted his life to good works. (他將自己的生命獻給創造好作品)

    但 devote不可這樣用 is devoted to, 只能用主動, He devotes his life to

    另外, 可以說 dedicate himself to sth. 但不能用, dedicate himself in sth. (dedicate 後用一定要用 to, dedicate himself to sth.)

    你所問的 be interested in sth. 這個 interested當形容詞用, 就像上面提過的 is dedicated(adj.) in 一樣...

    大概就是這些重點, 你可以查看下面的網路字典有關 dedicate 這個字的用法, 多看一些例句, 不要死背單字用法, 自己造句子看看....

    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/dedicate

    2008-12-13 00:26:05 補充:

    訂正: (但 devote不可這樣用 is devoted to, 只能用主動, He devotes his life to)這句話不正確, 經查字典, He devotes himself to sth. 也可以當被動式用, 例如: He is devoted to sth.

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