正祥 發問時間: 社會與文化語言 · 2 年前

關於英文句法的問題?

最近看到一篇文章"The owl who was God”中,看到一句是:

Two ground moles tired to slip by quitely, unnoticed.

其中的, unnoticed.原句是什麼呢?

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  • 2 年前
    最佳解答

    unnoticed 未受到注意的 ~ adjective (we consider it as a pure adjective but not a past participle)

    Original sentence in full:

    (1) Two ground moles tired to slip by quietly.

    (2) Two ground moles were unnoticed.

    ~ or, Two ground moles went unnoticed. (went is a linking verb too)

    There are two ways to combine the sentences into one:

    (A) participle phrase

    ~ Being unnoticed, two ground moles tried to slip by quietly.

    ~ Two ground moles tried to slip by quietly, being unnoticed.

    ~ Two ground moles tired to slip by quietly, unnoticed. (if you consider "unnoticed" as past participle)

    (B) secondary predicate

    ~ Two ground moles tired to slip by quietly unnoticed. (comma is optional)

    "unnoticed" is a predicative adjective as a (secondary) complement of the subject "two ground moles".

    first & main predicate: tried to slip by quietly

    second predicate: were unnoticed

    Another example of secondary predicate:

    He returned from the contest empty-handed.

    ** we can add an adverb to modify the verb of first predicate **

    He hastily returned from the contest empty-handed.

    He returned from the contest hastily empty-handed. (adverb of manner can be placed in front of the verb or at the end of the sentence)

  • 2 年前

    unnoticed=adj.,not observed, not noticed

    eg:-The moles slip by unnoticed.(=adj)

    eg:-tired ---verb

    eg:-to slip by quitely +unnoticed=adverb.phrase +adj.

    The sentence:-eg:-Two ground moles tired to slip by unnoticed (=adj, qualifying the moles.(subject)

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