植樹 發問時間: 社會與文化語言 · 7 年前

have not been....

請問以下2句有什麼差別.

1.the thing has not been verified yet.

2.the thing has not verified yet.

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  • 7 年前
    最佳解答

    "thing" cannot verify itself, for this kind of sentence, it is better to use Passive tense". That is, your first sentence would make more logical sense.

    Basically, the different between the two sentences you have is just

    1.the thing has not been verified yet. (passive tense)

    2.the thing has not verified yet. (active tense)

    However, sometimes, you will see sentences like:

    App Store cannot verify a secure connection with the App Store.

    Microsoft Office cannot verify the license for this product.

    Hotmail cannot verify my email address.

    These can make sense, because what it refers to is the administrator of the company or system. However, in your questioned sentence, there is NO indicate what is behind "the thing".

    參考資料: self
  • 7 年前

    是被動與主動的差別吧?

    2012-09-14 02:21:53 補充:

    I think the main problem of (2) is the word 'verify' exists only as '及物動詞'.

    (2) will need an object.

    There are too many cases where thing can do as many things as by human (and hu-woman) in an active way.

    2012-09-14 02:25:35 補充:

    Thou machines shalt avenge thyselves and kill them all... Human being, human beans, peas, or without.

    I will be Baaaaaack.

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