發問時間: 社會與文化語言 · 9 年前

what? where?

I cannot perceive ________ the different lies.

what? where? 解答是給where

為什麼不是用what?

希望詳細一點~謝謝~感恩~

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真的很抱歉,因為的確是"difference"我錯了~ Orz

但是這真的只是一題文法選擇題,沒有上下文,

小弟英文甚差,還請各位高手指教。

感恩~感恩。

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  • 9 年前
    最佳解答

    This kind of question can only be explained by logic, not grammar !

    When you use "lies", you suppose to provide a LOCATION or PLACE, like

    You lie on the bed.

    The cat lies there peacefully.

    Therefore, it is LOGICALLY to use "where" not "what".

    Now, what if you insist to use "what", then you should rewrite the sentence as:

    I cannot perceive what the difference is.

    By the way, you should use "difference", because you use "the" in front of it, it indicates that you want to use a noun.

    Now, what if you want to use "different" instead of "difference", then you write the sentence as:

    I cannot perceive what different it has (or presents).

    I think in your original sentence, using "presents" is better to have a meaning closer to the original sentence.

    OK, hopefully, it will help you.

    2011-12-16 02:31:45 補充:

    I shall logically use "logic" in "it is logically to use ..." Sorry, my hands don't always obey my brain's command!

    2011-12-16 03:07:11 補充:

    Too bad my hands don't know English, otherwise, I will let them do the work and give my brain a break!

    2011-12-16 22:34:22 補充:

    Thank Geoleaks! I agree with your saying about "what different it presents". It is better to use "how different it is from the others". Sorry for my overlook! Like Bravo said, without a entire sentence, it is hard to grasp the meaning of it. However, it is still a mistake!

    2011-12-16 22:46:21 補充:

    Even though the meaning of the sentence has changed completely from its original version. I think I shall have stay within the boundary of the original question. Anyway, it is a mistake for the part "What different it has". It shall still be "what difference it has".

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  • 9 年前

    落選的其實才一語道破,命中要害。

  • 9 年前

    版大好像抄錯一個字。difference 才對。不是different.

    I cannot perceive where the difference lies.

    我無法察覺出什麼地方有不同。(不同之處在哪裡)

    2011-12-16 23:37:58 補充:

    lie 這裡的用法,是動詞,意思是"位於". 不同之處位於『哪裡』 -- 應該是個地方。所以使用 where 表地方,不用 what.

  • bravo
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    9 年前

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    爾後,如有所提問時,煩把前後文一併寫出,俾眾人有所本,再各抒己見。

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  • 9 年前

    It is not correct to use adj.form(different) but still needs a noun(difference) here,

    "I cannot perceive what difference it has (or presents). "

    2011-12-16 19:35:47 補充:

    As in the sentence

    "What difference does it make anyway?"

    There is little chance to use "different" in this sentence structure.

    I figured out one like this

    "I cannot perceive how different it is from the others."

    2011-12-16 19:36:28 補充:

    Please do not remove your answer. Since the problem above is not concluded in this question.It is still a good answer anyway,

    2011-12-16 19:43:45 補充:

    Great answer DADD!

    Just a little comment to one of your writings in this sentence:

    "I cannot perceive what different it has (or presents). "

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