Chenbf 發問時間: 社會與文化語言 · 10 年前

一句英文,before前後位置的問題

有一個句子如下:

The moonlight motivated him to play a piece that he had never before written.

就我們常聽到的寫法是...had never written before.

before 放在 written前面也可以嗎?

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  • 10 年前
    最佳解答

    ...a piece that he had never before written 是可以的,但比較少用

    -- 它用來強調以往從未

    文法書說不對。可是現行生活很多人用。

    考試的話,不要選它。但是,看到有人使用,別說他錯。

    底下例子連結網頁,都是如此使用。

    例1:

    "We have never before felt so welcome."

    例2:

    "And you have never before asked me where I was going when I left the house." - The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

    另外 never before 常常連用,可能也是造成以上例子越來越多的原因。

    很多網站網頁叫做 Never Before Seen 內容就是從未看過的照片或影片

    Never Before Revealed 以前從未公開的(秘辛)

  • Rosy
    Lv 7
    10 年前

    before 放在 written前面也可以嗎?

    是的~因為放前或放後的意思不同.如下:

    before written →在開始寫作之前

    never written before →以前從未寫作

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    另舉幾個「before」放置於前的例子:

    ● I am before my time ,sorry.

    對不起,我來得太早了 .

    ● As a painter, he was before his time.

    作為一個作家,他超前於他所處的那個時代 .

    ● He worked very hard before then.

    在那之前 他工作十分努力.

    ●Those songs were before my time .

    那些是我出生前 的歌曲.

    ● We'd better get up before day othewise we will not see the sunrise.

    我們最好天亮前 就起床,否則我們看不到日出.

    ● Before long, I had to move.

    我不久之後 就得搬家了.

  • Louis
    Lv 7
    10 年前

    before當副詞用時,通常都是在句尾.

    不可以放到動詞前面去.

    ... that he had never written before.才對

    If someone has done somethign before, they have done it on a previous occasion. If someone has not done something before, they have never done it.

    2011-01-27 19:14:13 補充:

    something

    參考資料: Collins Cobuild English Dictionary for Advanced Learners
  • 10 年前

    應該是不行。

    通常before介係詞都是置於句首或句中

    例如: I take a shower before I go to bed.

    = Before I go to bed, I take a shower.

    不過您說的這個句子中的before,好像只是在強調從來沒有,而不是在說明時間!

    所以,大概只能有The moonlight motivated him to play a piece that he had never written before.這種寫法

    參考資料: 自己
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