第五篇    動  詞 (Verb)

第四章   動詞的時態   

  1. 表示現在習慣的各種用語之比較:

  1. 現在式 —— 表示習慣性的日常活動  (參閱 p.531-2)如:

(1)

Sunny washes her hair every other day or so.

(桑妮大約每隔一天洗一次頭)  

(2)

Every morning, the sun shines in my bedroom window and wakes me up.

(每天早晨陽光透過我的臥室窗戶將我喚醒)

  1. 現在進行式 —— 表示不良的令人惱火的習慣偶爾也表示出乎意料的習慣性的行動 (參閱 p.544-5)總是和 always, forever, constantly 等連用 如:

(1)

Funny is always leaving his dirty socks on the floor and I am  constantly picking them up for him.

(方尼總是把髒襪子扔在地板上而我不斷地幫他揀起來)

(2)

I like fresh air and like to have the windows open, but my roommate is forever closing the windows.

(我喜歡新鮮空氣喜歡讓窗戶開著但我的室友卻總是關著窗)   

 

  1. will —— 表示“現在的無規律的習慣”(參閱 p.748)如:

(1)

Sometimes she will get angry without any cause.C

(有時候她會無緣無故就生起氣來了)  

(2)

At times he will work for six or seven hours without stopping.

(有時候他不停地工作六七個小時)

(3)

He will often sit up all night.

(他時常通宵不眠)

(4)

I shut the door several times, but it wont stay closed.

(我好幾次關這扇門可是總是關不好)