Patrick 發問時間: 社會與文化語言 · 8 年前

英文文法: sth. about "uncountable"

Hi,

Do you know which of the following statements is correct? And Why?

1. I heard a good news.

2. I heard good news.

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3. I had a good dinner.

4. I had good dinner.

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5. I will have a dinner now.

6. I wll have dinner now.

Also, do the below words pronounce the same? if not, can you kindly show the phonic symbo to tell the difference?

(PS: I heard that from CNN and found them the same.???

7. The suspect's mom

8. The suspects' mom

Thank you so much!!! ^^

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  • Louis
    Lv 7
    8 年前
    最佳解答

    Do you know which of the following statements is correct? And Why?

    1. I heard a good news.

    2. I heard good news.

    news是不可數名詞,不能加a,但因為受到形容詞good的限定,所以應加上定冠詞:I heard the good news.或 I have heard some good news.

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    3. I had a good dinner.

    4. I had good dinner.

    dinner與修飾語連用,指種類時,為可數名詞,所以I had a good dinner.是正確的。指晚宴時,也是可數名詞:to give a dinner in a person' honor。如果dinner無修飾語,提指晚餐時,是不可數名詞: I have already had dinner.或I asked him to dinner.

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    5. I will have a dinner now.

    6. I wll have dinner now.

    如果是指我要吃晚餐了,應用不可數。即 I will have dinner now.

    Also, do the below words pronounce the same? if not, can you kindly show the phonic symbo to tell the difference?

    (PS: I heard that from CNN and found them the same.???

    7. The suspect's mom

    8. The suspects' mom

    兩個發意是完全相同的。

    參考資料: 遠東新世紀英漢辭典
  • 8 年前

    1.Answer: 2 I heard good news.

    Reason: news must be used in that way: a piece of news

    3. Answer:4 I had good dinmer

    Reason: had here point to be to eat.

    Similar to "I have breakfast."

    5.Answer: no answer

    Reason: will can not be used together with now

    7.Answer: a bit different

    suspect's stress for [t]

    suspects' stress for [s]

    參考資料: myself idea
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