Alyssa 發問時間: 社會與文化語言 · 10 年前

Do you want something to eat?

Which sentence is grammatically correct?

A: Would you like something to eat?

B: Would you like to eat something?

When we speak of something/anything, adjectives should be put after them.

For instance: something good, something bad, something special...

So I know that A is grammatically correct.

But how about B?

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  • 10 年前
    最佳解答

    They both are grammatically correct, however, their emphasis are different.

    A: Would you like something to eat?

    [something] is the object of the sentence

    [to eat] serves as an infinitive phrase modifying something

    The emphasis here is would you like something that is "eatable" ?

    B: Would you like to eat something?

    [to eat] serves as an object of the verb "like", it is also an infinitive phrase

    The emphasis here lies in the action "to eat", instead of something

  • 10 年前

    I think both A and B are fine but A is more commonly used.

  • 呆子
    Lv 7
    10 年前

    both of them are correct,but the usuage is a little bit different.

    A: Would you like something to eat?

    你想要吃點什麼嗎?

    這裏to eat是後位修飾something

    B: Would you like to eat something?

    你想要吃點什麼嗎?

    這裏to eat something是當like 的受詞-------------

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