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.
She is taller than I. 這句是對的
She is shorter than she looks. 這句錯的
- DaSaGwaLv 78 年前最佳解答
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
- Dark HelmetLv 78 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
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