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dupeli 2019-4-15 09:32 PM

過去觀察到的永久事實應該用present tense or past tense?

eg. 我觀察到佢既house後面有2座山...

I observed that there were 2 mountains behind his home.
I observe that there are 2 mountains behind his home.

核心芳香的駱駝 2019-5-3 12:14 AM

hmm past tense...?

Since you make this point in the past, it might as well stay in the past. Even though a present tense should be used when you state a fact, I think this sentence is better off with a past tense throughout.

narius 2019-5-3 12:34 AM

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hmm past tense...?

Since you make this point in the past, it might as well stay in the past. Even though a present tense should be used when you state a fact, I think this sentence is better off with ... [/quote]

Shouldn't it be dependent on the context?

"I observeD that there were 2 mountains behind his home. They ARE no longer there! Call the Avengers!"

"I observe that there are 2 mountains behind his home .. right this moment ... it used to be just one. Call the Avengers!"

I suppose i am ignoring the "永久事實" part .. but it was (or shall it be "is") fun :P

.kaxka.. 2019-5-3 12:43 AM

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Shouldn't it be dependent on the context?

"I observeD that there were 2 mountains behind his home. They ARE no longer there! Call the Avengers!"

"I observe that there are 2 mountains behind  ... [/quote]

You are wrong professor.

narius 2019-5-3 12:54 AM

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You are wrong professor. [/quote]

You mean:

I am the wrong professor?

I am wrong to call the avengers?

I am wrong to think that people have a sense of humor?

....

.kaxka.. 2019-5-3 12:58 AM

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You mean:

I am the wrong professor?

I am wrong to call the avengers?

I am wrong to think that people have a sense of humor?

.... [/quote]

Wrong on the matter of this thread....

公園花花馬桶 2019-5-3 05:56 PM

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eg. 我觀察到佢既house後面有2座山...

I observed that there were 2 mountains behind his home.
I observe that there are 2 mountains behind his home. [/quote]


你既context唔係講永久事實,只係敘述過去发生的'事件(講緊第一句,第二句唔make sense)
e.g.日出東方。是永久事實。
昨天太陽由東方升起,陽光照到我的床头。是敘述过去事件,用過去式

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.kaxka.. 2019-5-4 02:06 AM

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你既context唔係講永久事實,只係敘述過去发生的'事件(講緊第一句,第二句唔make sense)
e.g.日出東方。是永久事實。
昨天太陽由東方升起,陽光照到我的床头。是敘述过去事件,用過去式 ... [/quote]

你點睇到係敘述呀? 

公園花花馬桶 2019-5-4 11:50 AM

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你點睇到係敘述呀?  [/quote]


是否叙事唔係咁難分啫.當然,有D句子未必分到,這情况睇tense決定

DGMan 2019-5-4 12:56 PM

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eg. 我觀察到佢既house後面有2座山...

I observed that there were 2 mountains behind his home.
I observe that there are 2 mountains behind his home. [/quote]

你這句,主要動詞為observe..
咁好簡單,因為你呢句沒有提及幾時做呢個「observe」動作;所以應該用present perfect tense:
I have observed that there have been /are 2 mountains behind his home.
否則,如果你句子有提及呢個動作係過去發生的;你就一定要用past tense:
I observed that there were 2 mountains behind his home last night.

.kaxka.. 2019-5-4 05:05 PM

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是否叙事唔係咁難分啫.當然,有D句子未必分到,這情况睇tense決定 [/quote]

即係點分?
點睇都唔似敘述喎。

股神I号 2019-5-4 05:14 PM

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.kaxka.. 2019-5-4 06:07 PM

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「observe」是所謂「Reporting Verbs」,跟「say」和「tell」一般,常見於「Reported Speech」。
見下面截圖一和二。
圖二截取自劍橋網上字典。

「observe」用法有一點值得注意,當用於轉述一些研究或報告時,盡管研究寫於以前,好多時都會用「simple present tense」,例子見截圖三。

9629627

9629628 ... [/quote]

得你一個睇得明。👍👍👍

股神I号 2019-5-4 06:19 PM

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.kaxka.. 2019-5-4 06:27 PM

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暫時得你一個睇得明我睇得明,你好厲害 👍👍👍 [/quote]

得你一個睇得明我睇得明你睇得明,你仲厲害啦 👍👍👍

股神I号 2019-5-4 06:29 PM

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公園花花馬桶 2019-5-4 09:29 PM

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「observe」是所謂「Reporting Verbs」,跟「say」和「tell」一般,常見於「Reported Speech」。
見下面截圖一和二。
圖二截取自劍橋網上字典。

「observe」用法有一點值得注意,當用於轉述一些研究或報告時,盡管研究寫於以前,好多時都會用「simple present tense」,例子見截圖三。

... [/quote]


用observe 轉述報告時用simple present tense?
1. 如果轉述嘅東西已not true for the time being 或 過去又如何?
2. 只是observe依個字係咁?依個字咁特别嘅咩?

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.kaxka.. 2019-5-4 10:11 PM

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用observe 轉述報告時用simple present tense?
1. 如果轉述嘅東西已not true for the time being 或 過去又如何?
2. 只是observe依個字係咁?依個字咁特别嘅咩? [/quote]

佢講得冇錯喎。Academic style writing 的確係咁。

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公園花花馬桶 2019-5-5 11:55 PM

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情景:

特首 2:00pm 話醫委員新方案不切實際,同日黃昏 7:00pm 英語新報道好多時會講:
  (1) Chief Executive Carrie Lam says the new proposal by the the Medical Council is not practical.

特首同一場合,亦有就「送中」修例講話,新聞裡可能會出現以下講話:
... [/quote]


好多時?原来師兄做過统計

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公園花花馬桶 2019-5-6 12:09 AM

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原來以VIU TV新聞為準,明白 [/quote]


我唔明喎

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