小丸子 發問時間: 社會與文化語言 · 8 年前

關於a second chance的文法問題

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在He give her a second chance.這句話裡

a 可不可換成 the

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  • 8 年前
    最佳解答

    Of course, you may.

    Example:

    The second chance offer is as popular as the first one.

    A second chance is always welcome.

    He gives her a third chance to finish the assignment by herself.

    She turned down the forth chance he gave her.

    The dog was given a fifth chance to jump over the lazy fox.

    The fox rejected the sixth chance to have more food.

    How many chances do you need to become an American princess?

    2012-07-13 21:56:52 補充:

    In many occasions, a "second" chance is just a figure of speech meaning "one more chance", even if it is the 3rd, 4th, ...

    2012-07-13 21:57:40 補充:

    I do need more chances - my lotto just hit another turtle.

    2012-07-13 22:34:02 補充:

    I think I need to use some slangs to show off my TW. Otherwise, how did I know you are the melon dude?

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  • Louis
    Lv 7
    8 年前

    如果寫作He gave her a second chance.

    意思是:她再得到一次機會,是同一個人再得到另外的一次機會。所以同一件事的第一次是她,第二次還是她。

    He gave her the second chance.

    則表示她得到的機會是眾多機會當中排在第二順位的那個,即第一輪是別人,等到第二輪時,才是她,第三輪時,要換人了。

    a = any one

    the = that one

    所以將換a成the,可能有語病,還是用a比較妥當。

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  • 匿名使用者
    8 年前

    如果說那一個機會不是很特別很稀有而是在我們認知裡常常都會給的就用"a

    second hcance"

    那如果那個機會是一般人不太會給就用"the"

    有時候要看情況!!

    參考資料:
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  • 8 年前

    of course, but it means differently.

    "the second chance" might mean: the one and only one "second" chance

    "a second chance" might mean there will be a third, fourth ... in the future.

    2012-07-13 21:48:44 補充:

    THE American princess doesn't need THE second chance.

    2012-07-13 22:25:01 補充:

    Is "hit another turtle" really used by American? I thought, using "turtle" is only for Taiwanese.

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