Ronnie 發問時間: 社會與文化語言 · 7 年前

有be動詞的祈使句

In your mode of living, be not ambitious of adopting every extravagant fashion.

Many fashions are not only inconvenient and expensive, but inconsistent with good taste.

第一句的後半段 be not ambitious of....解析上說這是祈使句

帶有be動詞的否定祈使句,應該在句首加上don't才對

例如 Be active.的否定句應該是 Don't be active.

這裡可否改成 In your mode of living, don't be ambitious of....

中文意思為何?

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  • 7 年前
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    帶有be動詞的否定祈使句,應該在句首加上don't才對

    You are right, but "be not ..." is stronger than "don't be ...".

    例如 Be active.的否定句應該是 Don't be active.

    Yes, but "be not active" is stronger.

    這裡可否改成 In your mode of living, don't be ambitious of....

    Yes, but "be not active" is stronger.

    中文意思為何?

    Same meaning, but "be not ..." is stronger.

    Allow me to give you another example that JFK made famous in his speech:

    "Ask NOT what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country." (Strong and beautiful)

    "Don't ask what your country ..." (OK but weak).

    In English, all verbs can be used as auxiliary verbs in negative form for extreme emphasis of its negativity.

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