阿蓉仔 發問時間: 社會與文化語言 · 8 年前

請問Chances are that...的用法

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應該說 Chances are that he just made up a story.

還是 Chances were that he just made up a story. 呢

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那可以說It was likely that S+V嗎

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  • 8 年前
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    Chances are that 是慣用說法,意思是: {事情大概是這樣};{可能}

    因此,後面的時式就算是過去,前頭還是用 are 不用 were

    字典例子(後面子句使用過去相反的假設法,但前面仍是 chance are):

    chances arethe likelihood is (followed by a clause stating what is likely).

    Chances are that she would have been late even if she had left on time.

    2011-12-24 21:55:01 補充:

    It is likely that 即可,用法和 Chances are that 同樣

    英文報紙實例:

    It is likely that the army could secure Britain's borders if planned strikes go ahead, says Francis Maude.

  • 8 年前

    Agree with HonkHonk.

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