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ambassador

Mr.Miller was sent as an emissary for the peace talks.

He was appointed ambassador for France.

為什麼emissary 就要有an

ambassador 就可不用有"an"或"the"

那把emissary前面的"an"拿起來可以嗎?

請個位英文高手幫我解答一下.....

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那還有哪些英文字會有這樣的問題..可否舉例

2 個已更新項目:

He was appointed president to University of Taiwan.

He was appointed a president to University of Taiwan.

請問哪一個才對

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  • 10 年前
    最佳解答

    ambassador是大使, 一國在一個駐在國只能有唯一的大使, 所以在專指一個國家的大使時, 它是不可數名詞, 不可用冠詞a, 但用冠詞the是正確的.

    emissary是特使, 一國可能同時派遣多名特使到另一國, 所以特使是可數名詞,

    an emissary與emissaries都是常見的.

    不過, ambassador在泛指一種職銜或身份時, 它也可以是普通名詞, 可以用冠詞a, 也可以加s. 一個國家可以任命許多大使到許多國家, 他們一起當然是複數.

    an ambassador, ambassadors舉例:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ambassador

    An ambassador is a person from a particular country who is meant to represent his country, or to aninternational organization.

    http://careers.stateuniversity.com/pages/7813/Amba...

    At the most simplistic level, an ambassador acts as a representative for her

    or his home country. Ambassadors usually live in a country different from

    their home one and work as a delegate for and representative of their

    home country in votes and activities.

    2011-03-13 21:04:53 補充:

    He was appointed president to University of Taiwan. (O)

    He was appointed a president to University of Taiwan. (X)

    因為president在一所大學中是唯一的, 不需要加不定冠詞a.

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