小岩 發問時間: 社會與文化語言 · 5 年前

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疑問一. 第一則第三段The two-day event "saw" more than...裡的saw為什麼用過去式,而不是現在式或未來式?

疑問二. 第二則第二段的She was then treated to a giant,這句是什麼意思?then又該做何解?

Participants at a district meeting yesterday ahead of the planned National

Trade and Economic Conference in late July called for lawmakers to ratify the

cross-strait trade-in-services agreement with China as soon as possible.

The Taichong meeting was a preparatory event ahead of the national conference

- which is slated for July 26-th through 28-th.

The two-day event saw more than 120 academic, business and civil

representatives discuss their opinions on two main topics - those being

economic strategy in the face of globalization and Taiwan's regional and

cross-strait economic strategies.

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And ....

Giant panda cub - Yuan Zai - celebrated her first birthday yesterday with a

giant fruit cake.

She was then treated to a giant, icy cake made of natural ingredients,

including beets, apples, pineapples and carrots.

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經您一說才發現,似乎是我把整個文意弄混了

才會把本來就該懂的變成了疑問,真是該罰...

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  • 羅莉
    Lv 7
    5 年前
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    疑問一. 第一則第三段The two-day event "saw" more than...裡的saw為什麼用過去式,而不是現在式或未來式?

    第一則的全文三段都是敘述昨日(yesterday)的事件, 全文都用過去式, 當然saw也不能例外.

    這個為期兩天的活動「見證」了120名以上的學界、商界與市民代表們討論.....

    疑問二. 第二則第二段的She was then treated to a giant,這句是什麼意思?then又該做何解?

    She was then treated to a giant, icy cake made of natural ingredients,

    including beets, apples, pineapples and carrots.

    斷句不在giant, 應要整句一起看.

    這giant不是名詞(巨人), 而是形容詞(巨大的)

    a giant, icy cake : 一個既巨大又冰涼的蛋糕

    <--- 兩個對等的形容詞用逗號連起來, 意思是「既...又...」

    be treated to xxx : 被招待xxx, 例如:

    She was treated to dinner. (= He treated her to dinner.)她被招待吃晚餐.

    then是時間副詞, 意思是「當時」

    本句的then = yesterday = on her first birthday

    She was then treated to a giant, icy cake....

    她(圓仔)當時被招待享用一個既巨大又冰涼的蛋糕.....

    後面的made of xxxxxxx是分詞片語修飾cake, 由which was made of xxxxxxx減化而來, 意思是「由xxxxxx所製成」.

    參考資料: 羅莉 - 文法與語感
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