" There ties match your suit."
" I like ___ ."
答案是“ the red one.” , 雖然這裡的the是特定的用法, 但我之前有讀到過“ 顏色的名詞前面不加冠詞the", 那像這樣的情況，到底要不要加冠詞the呢？
" This is ___ such a thing."
答案是“ the first time i have ever seen” ,這我可以理解因 fist time有形容詞加以限定所以要加" the" ,但若填入“ my first time to see” , 可否告訴我錯在哪裡嗎？
- DaSaGwaLv 77 年前最佳解答
These ties match your suit.
You definitely need to use "the", like you have said, "it is specific". To me, there is NO such thing as no article in front of "color". For example, the question you have, if you use "red ones", then is NO need for "the". The answer can be "a red one will fit with your suit", it means "any red one" will do.
Both "the first time I have ever seen" and "my first time to see" are correct. However, they don't mean the same:
"the first time I have ever seen" means "you have already seen it"
"my first time to see" means "you have NOT seen it yet" or "you are about to see it".
However, as far as the context is concerned, "the first time I have ever seen" is better. After all, if you have NOT seen it, how can you be sure it is "the first time"?
2013-06-04 21:11:29 補充：
Yes, I do agree there is grammar. However, grammar is NOT the only way to use English properly, but just a reference. The key is that you need to get used to using it. A person who is used to English, he or she doesn't need the grammar in their daily usage, because they are used to it.
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