coolboy 發問時間: 社會與文化語言 · 8 年前


5. He completed the work___3__than I did.

1. slower 2.more slowly 3. Either could be used here


6. She's_____3___than she looks.

1.shorter 2. more short 3.Either could be used here


7. It cost__1.___than we bought.

1.less 2. fewer 3.Either could be used here


1. Chinese Style: Some people argue that fate is determining everything.2.American Style: Some people argue that fate determines everything.

第一句文法有錯嗎?意思跟第二句不同嗎?為什麼第二句才是正確的? 3.Chinese Style:Every one of us determines to win this match.4.American Style:Every one of us is determined to win this match.




2 個已更新項目:

那可以用much slower嗎?

3 個已更新項目:

She is taller than I. 這句是對的

She is shorter than she looks. 這句錯的


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因為5.6.7題是我在網路上做的題目,但我選的都錯= =看你們仔細解釋之後,我懷疑是他們答案錯了...

2 個解答

  • 8 年前


    question #5, and #6, you are asked to find the comparative for adverb. Therefore, for

    slowly ==> slowlier (however, the comparative form for slowly,

    usually is "more slowly". I don't know why it is NOT

    correct in your answer, unless they insist the correct

    one shall be "slowlier")

    shortly ==> more shortly.


    fewer is used with count noun (countable noun)

    less is used with mass noun (uncountable noun).

    Here, it refers to money, so you choose "less".


    "fate" usually is considered as something that is already SET (determined). Therefore, it is NOT correct to use a present progressive tense (現在進行式

), because it gives a tense of continuation. It means, fate can ONLY determines on the spot, it can NOT do the determination over a period of time.


    "be determined to" means "已下決心的"

    On the other hand, NO one can determine to win a match, a game, ... and so on, but you can be determined to win.

    2012-05-12 03:22:47 補充:

    The rule of comparative for adverb is:

    with two or more syllable, use "more", like

    kindly ==> more kindly

    2012-05-12 03:23:58 補充:

    with two or less syllable, it will be like adjective, using "-er" or "-ier" like

    early ==> earlier

    fast ==> faster

    2012-05-12 03:25:40 補充:

    when the word has exactly two syllables, this rule seems not to follow precisely, like the questioned word "slowly"

    it is a two syllable word, you can use "slowlier", but most people will use "more slowly"

    2012-05-12 03:27:53 補充:

    like "shortly" is also a two syllable word, but its comparative is "more shortly". Other example like:

    often ==> more often

    seldom ==> more seldom

    kindly ==> more kindly

    2012-05-12 10:12:38 補充:


    it gives a tense of continuation ==> it gives a SENSE of continuation

    2012-05-12 21:57:27 補充:

    The two questions about adverb comparative are NOT nicely made. As DH pointed, slow can be used as ad. or adj., and slowly is ad. However, as ad comparative, it is usually "more slowly". However, it is NOT the answer.

    2012-05-12 22:01:32 補充:

    "short" is adj.; "shortly" is ad. However "shortly" is not the ad for "short" when it used to describe height. In the sentence, it uses "look", this verb can use adj. to describe.

    2012-05-12 22:04:04 補充:

    Like DM said, "shorter" is the right answer, but it is still not the right answer.

    Hence, I don't know what do they want to test from these two questions ?

    2012-05-12 22:05:53 補充:

    By the way, "shortly" is NOT the ad for "short" when it is used to describe height. "shortly" usually is used to describe time.

    2012-05-14 12:28:05 補充:

    The answers for #5, and #6 is clear, what confuses us is why you have different answers ? That is, answer for #5 shall be (2); answer for #6 shall be (1). Why your answers all choose (3) is really a puzzle. Certainly, I don't want to say: your reference answers are wrong !!

    2012-05-14 12:29:15 補充:

    The reason is the reference answers might have different explanation that I don't know of.

    參考資料: self
  • 8 年前

    5. 是 adverb 副詞 的 比較級

    Slow 這個字可當 adj 和 adv, 所以在這裡 slower = more slowly

    可以用much slower

    不建議用 slowlier

    6. 是adjective 形容詞 的比較級, 規則如下:

    一個音節 – adj + er

    兩個音節(含)以上 – more + adj

    兩個音節並y結尾 – adj – y + ier

    所以這題答案應該是 1 shorter

    She is shorter than she looks. 這句沒有錯