Jerry 發問時間: 社會與文化語言 · 8 年前

various others 或other various


英文翻譯為 Besides lending books, Libraries offer various others services


中文是 其他各種服務

我翻成Besides lending books, Libraries offer other various services


為什麼 是various others 不可以用 other various

3 個解答

  • Louis
    Lv 7
    8 年前

    various other services才合邏輯。


    other services是第二部分。(第一部分是lending books,只是一種service)



    如果把other 放在various前面,則表示第一部分的service也是various(多樣性的)。這樣在邏輯上不合理,也與事實不符(第一部分只有一種service,即lending books)。

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  • 8 年前

    In this sentence, "other" is an adjective and not an adverb.

    When several adjectives modify a noun, they should follow a proper sequence.

    2011-11-04 16:03:36 補充:

    book lending service

    no other service

    any other services

    many other services

    various other srvices (O)

    other various services (X)

    2011-11-04 16:12:05 補充:

    如果句子改一下, offer various others services就可以用了:

    Besides helping members, libraries offer various others services. (O)

    members vs. "various others"

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  • 8 年前

    I think your translation is CORRECT, here is my explanation:

    "other" is an adverb, so it need to be in front of an adjective, like

    "other various"

    "services" is a noun, therefore,

    "other various services" is correct.

    "others" is a pronoun, it means "other people, other things", in your sentence, it will mean "services".

    therefore "various others" is correct.

    However, if you add "various others" in front of "services", then it is NOT correct, because you have a pronoun in front of a noun, that is redundant.

    Therefore, if you want to use "various others"

    you shall omit "services", because "services" is replaced by "others".

    參考資料: self
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