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This month s income projections are higher than last month s were. 最後last month s 為何要補上were?不能省略嗎?

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This month's income projections are higher than last month's were. 最後last month's 為何要補上were?不能省略嗎?

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  • 10 個月前
    最佳解答

    The DO is followed by an adv cl. introdiced by "as if."

    eg:-This month's income projections are---------Subject + vt

    higher than last month's-------DO, the apostrophe ( 's) in grammar showing possession; the possessive case to fininsh the sentence already; .

    "as if" it were (projected)---------DO followed by an adv.cl. introduced by "as if" to further introducing an adv clause of manner, with a past tense "were" in the adv.clause.

    • TOMING88
      Lv 7
      10 個月前檢舉

      To compare the relation between two projections, not only one (projection).

  • Jenkin
    Lv 7
    10 個月前

    上面TOMING88已解釋了,原句省了的重覆projections的意思,因為內容的說法是比較兩月的"projection(s)"而不是"單一件東西的比較,因此英語人會"特別/習慣"地把這"東西"的意念要在句子中反映出來。

    當然中文人看(教)英語句一般只會寫A is higher than B便是正確的例句,但當A並不是一件物件而是一種狀況/狀態/動態的東西時,便要留心這類寫法:A is better than B was.便不單是比較一刻或在時空中一點的意思,當中可能包括A今日的表現比B在以往的表現還要好。(注意A跟B不是現在在比賽,而是可能在說他的工作業績或年度報告。)

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