Lucinda 發問時間: 社會與文化語言 · 1 年前

He became the first person _____a bachelor's degree with the help of his friend.答案是to earn 。為何不能用earning?

2 個解答

  • Louis
    Lv 7
    1 年前

    因為用action verb的簡單式現在分詞earning當作修飾語時,描述的應該是一個「正在進行的行為」,但這句講的是最終的結果:獲得了學位。所以我們修飾名詞person時,要用「不定詞」to earn,或是完成式的分詞having earned。時間邏輯才不會出問題。

  • Gary
    Lv 7
    1 年前

    You are not wrong grammatically. In fact, you are correct.

    However, the instruction may not allow you using gerund.

    Hence, the mistake.