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請問以下英文單複數問題

題目是:A large amount of food and supplies _____ rushed there to help the refugees.

書中答案是was/is

問題是:

1.an amount of此determiner應是用於不可數名詞,但這後面竟然加了supply這個可數名詞的plural形式。題目有錯?

2.退而言之,即便supplies是不可數,那麼food與supplies兩個不可數名詞用and相加後,應該也是用were/ are複數動詞形式。答案有錯?

3.最後,縱令food and supplies視為一個名詞片語,但事實上真的有這樣子的名詞片語習慣用法嗎?

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  • 8 年前
    最佳解答

    題目是:A large amount of food and supplies _____ rushed there to help the refugees.

    書中答案是was/is

    問題是:

    1.an amount of此determiner應是用於不可數名詞,但這後面竟然加了supply這個可數名詞的plural形式。題目有錯?

    food and supplies這種組合是有的, 題目 沒錯.

    重點在用了"a large AMOUNT of"這個determiner, 整體上就視為不可數名詞, 動詞就必須用單數的.

    a (large) amount of + 不可數名詞

    a (large) number of + 可數名詞複數形

    這裡有一個討論串可以參考:

    http://www.englishforums.com/English/ALargeAmountP...

    2.退而言之,即便supplies是不可數,那麼food與supplies兩個不可數名詞用and相加後,應該也是用were/ are複數動詞形式。答案有錯?

    答案沒錯, 理由同上.

    3.最後,縱令food and supplies視為一個名詞片語,但事實上真的有這樣子的名詞片語習慣用法嗎?

    有的, 請參閱:

    http://www.google.com/search?q=%22food+and+supplie...

    參考資料: *Infinito - 無極*
  • 8 年前

    The reason it uses "was or is" is because of "A large amount of". Both food and supplies are all in plural form. "Supplies" in its plural is obvious, but "food" is not. Let me give you examples to let you see it:

    Eat all your food ! (here "food" is in plural form too).

    food and drink

    Got it ?

    2011-10-13 10:46:59 補充:

    I don't know how to type in Chinese, so hopefully, you can understand my English.

    參考資料: self
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