TEI 發問時間: 社會與文化語言 · 9 年前

連接詞的用法

__________ Richard ' s performance has improved, he was neither promoted nor given a raise.

(A) Despite (B) Because (C) Therefore (D) Though

Despit跟Though都有"儘管"的意思,為什麼答案選(D)?

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  • 9 年前
    最佳解答

    The reason is "despite" is only a preposition that can only follow with a noun or a noun phrase. However, though (although) is a conjuction, it can follow with a clause. In your question, "Richard's performance has improved" is a clause. Hence, you should choose (D).

    2012-01-19 08:25:00 補充:

    despite = in spite of.

    2012-01-19 09:50:51 補充:

    Master Louis! As you know, I am not very good with grammar most of the time, just happen to know this one. Thank you for agreeing with me!

    2012-01-19 12:09:02 補充:

    Despite can have clause, but this clause is an appositive only, for example:

    Despite the fact that Richard's performance has improved, ....

    in this sentence structure, "that Richard's performance has improved" is an appositive of "fact". In this case, you can use a clause.

    2012-01-19 12:10:12 補充:

    It is the same as "in spite of". for example:

    In spite of the fact that Richard's performance has improved, ...

    2012-01-19 12:12:40 補充:

    Geoffrey! thank you for your supplement opinion, it makes this question answered even more completed.

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  • 9 年前

    Sorry,guys.

    "Despite" is a preposition while "although " is a conjunction.

    Though Richard ' s performance has improved, he was neither promoted nor given a raise.

    =Despite Richard ' s performance improvement , he was neither promoted nor given a raise.

    2012-01-19 11:32:24 補充:

    despite (in spite of )the fact that =most people are in favor of it

    I do not think you can just use "despite" to complete the sentence without

    changing its structrure.

    2012-01-19 11:42:56 補充:

    despite=in spite of

    not "in spite"

  • 羅莉
    Lv 7
    9 年前

    請教Louis大師,

    despite是介系詞, 但我在報紙、雜誌、網路上常看到"Despite that + 子句" 或 "in spite that + 子句"的句子, 請問您認為這是正確的寫法嗎? 或者是作者偷懶, 從"Despite the fact that + 子句" 或 "in spite the fact that + 子句"之中省略了the fact? 請就正確與否賜教, 避免以正式與通俗場合作區別.

    2012-01-19 10:43:01 補充:

    我自己也常寫"Despite that + 子句" 或 "In spite that + 子句".

  • 阿昌
    Lv 7
    9 年前

    __________理查德的表現有所改善,他既不是允許的,也沒有給予加薪。

    (a)儘管(b)由於(c)因此(d)雖然

    這題填雖然比較順

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  • Louis
    Lv 7
    9 年前

    本人讚同DaSaGwa的解釋。

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