匿名使用者
匿名使用者 發問時間: 社會與文化語言 · 5 年前

as,because,差別

常常看到很多句子,利用as來當作"因為",這也讓我困惑了起來,

究竟這些句子,as/because能不能替換用

如:The order was sent to the incorrect address, as the wrong zip code had been provided.

問題一:as 前面的"逗號"一定要有嗎?還是只是像中文一樣,逗號作為另一句的斷句使用

問題二:as 能換成because 嗎? 要有逗號嗎?

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  • Louis
    Lv 7
    5 年前
    最佳解答

    as的用法較because多:

    As I was going to school, I met his brother.

    as = when

    As it was raining, we did not go out.

    as = because

    We can fly as a bird does.

    as = in the same way as

    I took my umbrella, because I was afraid it would rain.(because是從屬連接詞,帶出的從屬子句其資訊不如主要子句重要。)

    I took my umbrella, for I was afraid it would rain. (for是對等連接詞,兩子句的資訊同樣重要)

    He was not afraid, for he was a brave man.

    He must be ill, for he is absent today.

    Since life is short, we must not waste time.

    He has stayed here since his father died.

    通常附屬子句放前面時,要用逗號與主要子句隔開。附屬子句放後面時,不加逗號。

    但有時會有例外:

    George was obviously in bad mood, because he didn't even say good morning.

    because帶出來的不是原因,而是做為我們的判斷依據。

    同理:He left early, because I saw him go.後面這也是判斷的依據。必須加上逗號。

    The order was sent to the incorrect address, as the wrong zip code had been provided.

    問題一:as 前面的"逗號"一定要有嗎?還是只是像中文一樣,逗號作為另一句的斷句使用

    加上逗號會比較清楚表示這是原因,因為as前不加逗號會有後句和前句所述相同的意思。英文的逗號不同於中文使用,英文的逗號還可以當頓和破折號用。

    問題二:as 能換成because 嗎? 要有逗號嗎?

    這裡的as可換作because,因為附屬子句表示的是原因,但不需加逗號。

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