Q:在 His second novel is as good or better than his first. 這句中,good 的後面是不是要有個 as 呢?
Q:在 Approximately 15 minutes is (or are) allowed for questions and comments. 這句中,主詞 fifteen minutes 是單數還是複數呢?
Q:在 As is usual around the world, men love beautiful women. 這句中,as 的詞類和意義為何呢?
Q:(1) You are not John Cena. 和 (2) You are no John Cena. 這兩句有何不同呢?
Q:一般被動態與 get 被動態有何不同呢?
Q:"I'm loving it." 此一廣告詞將狀態動詞 love 用作動態動詞,這種用法現在不難見到,它們合乎語法嗎?
Q:It is surprising Jerry should be so polite today. 這句是假設語氣嗎?
Q:There's three books on the desk. 這句對嗎?
Q:一位外國朋友每次寫 email 給我,第一句話都是寫 "I hope this email finds you well."。這句話是什麼意思?是否可以說明 find 在此的用法?
Q:在 I'll face the fact that my girlfriend will move to Taipei tomorrow. 中,the fact that 的語法功能為何呢?
Q: 國內不少人使用的 Yxxxx!字典有 "The dollar has gone down against the yen, therefore Japanese goods are more expensive for Americans." 這樣一個例句。但這句對嗎?
Q:Could I borrow your pen? 和 May I borrow your pen? 哪一句比較有禮貌呢?
Q:網路上有人說 Who am I to say you love me? 這句的翻譯是「我該對誰說你愛我?」,這意思對嗎?
Q:在 I don’t know what to do. 這句中,what to do 是當 know 的受詞,那麼它是不是某個句子的減化呢? 若是,它的原句為何呢?
Q:在 The house which Allen lives in is the oldest in the community. 這句中,which 是否可以用 where 來代替呢?
Q:Andy was very tired because he had been jogging. 這句顯然是在表示因果關係,這種句型的使用時機為何呢?
Q:在 If John were a good student, he would have studied for the exam yesterday. 這條件句中,if 子句和結果子句分別為與現在和過去事實相反,這樣對嗎?
Q:"What happened?" 和 “What did happen?" 有何不同呢?
Q:I don’t know what is the matter. 和 I don’t know what the matter is. 那一句正確呢?
Q:What’s the weather today? 和 What’s the weather like today? 那一句正確呢?
Q:Could I ask you a question? 和 Could I just ask you a question? 有何不同呢?
Q:We are the best of friends. 和 We are best friends. 的意思一樣嗎?
Q:"I didn’t go home." 和 “I wouldn’t go home." 有何不同呢?
Q:I never knew it. 和 I’ve never known it. 這兩句的意思有何不同?
Q:有些副詞既可以位在語氣助動詞的前面,也可以在後面,如 We most likely will be late. 或 We will most likely be late.。這兩句何者才是正確的寫法,還是兩者都可以?!
Q:He owns a farm, mansion, orchard, and estate. 這句有四個名詞,但只有 farm 的前面有不定冠詞 a,這樣對嗎? 因為 orchard 和 estate 的前面須用 an。
Q:在 It is you who play (or plays) an important role in that matter. 這句中,who 要接單數還是複數動詞?
Q:He complained about me going to Canada. 和 He complained about my going to Canada. 這兩句那一句才對或者兩句都對?
Q:had better 後接進行式和完成式的意義為何?
Q:在英文報紙上看到 Winter is come! 這樣的句子。我想這個句子應該是對的,不然他們不會這麼寫。不過,我還是不懂,為什麼一個句子中可以把兩個動詞放在一起呢? 不是要寫成 Winter is coming. 嗎?
Q:He is as wrong as wrong can be. 這句是什麼意思?
Q:"It is cold today." 是否可以改成 “Today is cold."?
Q:一本修辭書籍說,在 The house was set on fire and seriously damaged last night, but the perpetrator was unknown. 這句中,第二個 was 不可省略。但根據文法規則,這個 was 不是可以省略嗎?
Q:下面兩句有何區別: (1) Please let me know when you arrive. (2) Please let me know when you will arrive.
Q:當有人問你 “What’s your nationality?" 時,你是回答 “I am Chinese." 還是 “I am a Chinese." 呢?
Q:根據文法書,All we have to do is be careful. 這句中的 be careful 是省略 to 的 不定詞片語,當主詞補語。但有些句子並未省略 to,如 All he wanted was to marry a beautiful girl.。請問在這種句型中,省略或不省略 to 都可以嗎?
Q:有人說 Being children, we are taught to be honest. (身為小孩,我們被教導要誠實) 這句不通,但我認為句子沒錯,意思也可以,不是嗎?
Q:How happy he was invited to the party! 這個感嘆句為何不對呢? 而必須寫成 How happy he was to be invited to the party! 呢?
Q:The driver of the red car was just starting the car when a black one came up very quickly. 這句中的過去進行式 “was starting" 表示什麼意義?
Q:How long will you be working in Taipei? 和 How long will you work in Taipei? 有何不同呢?
Q:在使用 lest…should 的句子中,should 是否可以省略?
Q:某一電影中有這樣的對話:"I will always love you.",另一人回答說 “And I you."。以前從未聽過這樣的回答。這是什麼意思,其文法是否正確?
Q:在一個聚會上,我要提早離開,於是對主人 (我的英文導師) 說 I’m going home now.,他立即糾正說,這句話不是很有禮貌,而應該說 I must get going.。請問除這句外,在表示「我要回家了」,「我要走了」或「我該走了」時,是否還有其他比較有禮貌的說法?
Q:「4 + 2 = 6」是 Four plus/and two is six 還是 Four plus/and two are six 呢?
Q:It’s not that big of a deal. 是什麼意思?
Q:在 “A: What do you think of this movie? B: So so." 這一對話中,What do you think…? 是否可以改為 How do you think…?
Q:He will make her a good husband. 和 He will make her a good wife. 為何都對呢? 它們有何不同呢?
Q:It’s a wise man that never makes mistakes. 這個強調句中的 a 是否應改為 the,而整句的意思是「就是這位聰明的人從不犯錯」?
Q:Where do you come from? 和 Where did you come from? 的意思一樣嗎?
Q:在 She would have liked to go to Hong Kong for the weekend. 這句中,would have liked 的意義為何?
Q:What do you say to going to a movie with me tonight? 這句的意思為何?
Q:"In came John." 這句的意思是「約翰進來了」。這也是一種倒裝句嗎?
Q:He wanted to find a companion to travel. 這句對嗎?
Q:I’ve lived here for three years. 和 I’ve been living here for three years. 有何不同呢?
Q:must, used to 和 ought to 的附加問句?
Q:有人說,當 cut, hit 等動詞的受詞為身體部位時,該身體部位的前面不能用代名詞所有格 (如 my, her, your),而必須用定冠詞 (the),如 He hit me in the (不是 my) eye.,He punched the woman on the (不是 her) chest.;但也有人說,He cut his chin. 是正確的,而 He cut the chin. 是錯誤的。我要問的問題有二:1. 從例句來看,身體部位前的介系詞有時用 in,有時用 on,這是否意謂不同的部位要使用不同的介系詞,如何判斷? 2. 若 He cut the chin. 不對,這不是違背前述的規則了嗎?
Q:在「the + 比較級…,the + 比較級…」這句型中,"the" 應該不是定冠詞吧!? 若不是,它們是什麼詞類呢?
Q:我跟一位友人說 I don’t want people to be recognized.,當時我要表達的意思是「我不想被人認出來」。但他說這句有錯,因為句中的 people 須去掉。真的是這樣嗎?
Q:The conditions to lend books should be changed. 這句可否轉換為關係子句? 若可以,要如何轉換?
Q:I had intended to go abroad to study. 這句的意義為何?
Q:在省略 if 的條件句中,若為否定形式,好像不能將 “had not" 縮寫後移到句首 (如不能將 Had it not been… 寫成 Hadn’t it been…),這是否屬實?
Q:在 The clothes I liked were much more expensive than my old ones. 這句中,如果省略 ones,它是否還合乎文法呢?
Q:It couldn’t have happened to a nicer man! 這句是什麼意思?
Q:What does she look like?、How does she look? 和 What is she like? 的用法和意思有何不同?
Q:我想要知道 be to 的用法,如 I’m to sleep on the sofa tonight. (今晚我將睡沙發)。
Q:有人說 I am glad to see you tomorrow. 這句不對,這到底是怎麼回事呢,因為我認為這句的文法並沒有錯。
Q:How many subsidiaries does your company have got? 這句對嗎?
Q:Let’s go 和 Let us go 有何不同?
Q: Mary needn’t have taken her umbrella. 和 Mary didn’t need to take her umbrella. 有何不同?
Q:But that there is water, there would be no fish. 這句是假設語氣的條件句,請問 But that 子句為何可以用現在式動詞?
Q:在 There is no student but likes her. 這句中,but 是何種詞類,而整句的意思為何?
Q:Such was his thirst that he drank up the whole bottle of water. 這句的意義為何?
Q: I told you he was going to come to the party. 這句明明是過去式,為何使用表示未來的 be going to 呢?
Q:She is always coming to class late. 這句的語意為何?
Q:(1) I saw him leave the house. 和 (2) I saw him leaving the house. 這兩句的意思有何不同?
Q:在 I would rather you went now. 這句中,went 是假設語氣用法嗎?
Q:根據我手邊的文法書,What does that mean? 是個正確的問句。但每次在看英文電視節目或收聽英文廣播時,英美人士對此問句都是這樣說的:What’s that mean? 請問那一句才正確? 如果兩句都對,那麼它們之間的差異為何?
Q:Your mother must be looking for you. 和 Your mother must have been looking for you. 這兩句話的意思有何不同?
Q:以前學過關係代名詞接BE動詞可以省略如下:I know a girl who was infected by HIV recently. 省略為 I know a girl infected by HIV recently.。請問這樣的規則是否有什麼限制? 如果BE動詞後面是形容詞也可以嗎? 如 I know a girl who is sick. 是否可省略為 I know a girl sick. 呢?
Q:在下句中關係詞要用 which 還是 where 呢? My entire family now worships in the church (where or which) my great grandfather used to be a minister.
Q:It is obvious (that) he is right. 中的 that 可以省略,但 The news that the president was assassinated is true. 中的 that 卻不能省略,為什麼? 請問還有沒有其他情況是不能省略 that 的?
Q:下面兩句的意思有所不同嗎? 有何不同呢? (1) I run every day to lose weight. (2) I’m running every day to lose weight.
Q:Whatever book that you want to look at will be sent to your office. 這句中的 that 是否正確?
Q:我看到 I wouldn’t like you to think that I was being unfair. 這樣的句子,請問 I was unfair 和 I was being unfair 意義上有何不同?
Q: 如何表達 there is/are 及 something/somebody 等不定代名詞的附加問句?
Q:I don’t want there to be any misunderstanding. 的意思及其句子結構為何?
Q:Such experience as I have is useless in this situation. (我的這種經驗在此情況下派不上用場) 這句中的 “as" 是當什麼詞用?