Ben
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Ben asked in 社會與文化語言 · 1 decade ago

「 of little use」? @@; 越看越奇怪...

原句如下:However brilliant your insights, they will be of little use if you cannot make them appear interesting to others. If no one pays attention, what difference does it make if your results are clever!請問喔!!那個 of 是哪裡來的呀?沒有 of 的話可以嗎?謝謝唷~~~~

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  • 杰暘
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
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    A. of+名詞 -->可當作形容詞

    B. 原本我直覺這裡的of也是一定不可省略. 但查了相關資料後, 發覺...

    可以省略, 但覺得不省略of比較合正式書面用語

    賀氏英文法: [這種括弧為我補充說明]

    1.在"be of+度量名詞"裡的of常被省略, 尤其在口語中.

    ex: When I was (of) your age, I knew much less than you do.

    ex: Her beauty is (of) the Chinese type.

    2.Of + what + 度量名詞...前面的of幾乎全部都是省略的.

    ex:(Of) What color is her new dress?

    ex: What weight are you?

    *但Of what use is this tool?

    這句的of不可省, 因為use 不屬於度量名詞.

    *"it is of no use"裡的of時常省略 [亦可不省]

    ex: It's no use complaining.

    ex: It's of no use to complain.

    [上述it's (或加上of) no use Ving(或to V) 的主詞it是虛主詞, of 可省, 亦可不省.

    至於主詞非需主詞(就像問題中they will be of little use的they)呢?

    下面是其他地方的例句.]

    Cambridge英英字典:

    be (of) no use 無用處, 無助益, 或不可能(to not be useful, helpful or possible)

    ex: His advice turned out to be no use at all.

    英文網頁新聞:

    Painkillers taken by millions of arthritis sufferers worldwide are actually of limited use in relieving symptoms. [注意of limited use]

    Painkillers are not much use for people suffering arthritis of the knee.[注意not much use]

    [所以, 綜合這些內容, 我認為:

    除了<it is no use Ving> <it is of no use to V><there is no use...主詞there><Of waht use beV ...>等地方外,

    要用beV+ no(much/little/limited...) use來表達

    某事物"有用,無用, 用處不大, 幾乎無用"...時,

    正式一點(合文法, 書面用語)要用of,(-->書面上,目前網路新聞較多人這樣用)

    較口語化用可以省of(-->但亦有不少人書面這樣用).]

    Source(s): 賀氏英文法全書, Cambridge English Dictionary, aolcanada.workopolis.com
  • of little use是片語 沒有什麼(多大)用處的意思However brilliant your insights, they will be of little use if you cannot make them appear interesting to others. If no one pays attention, what difference does it make if your results are clever!無論你的洞察力有多麼出色,如果你無法讓其他人產生興趣的話,那是沒有多大用處的.如果沒有引起人家注意的話 你高明的結果也沒有什麼意義了.

    Source(s): 007
  • 阿彬
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    這是一個典型以介系詞 of 形成形容詞片語來做為主詞補語的用法。of 是片語的頭,去掉就等於殺了這個片語,萬萬不可!給幾個句子,你看完就懂了。

    He is a person of no humor. = He is not a humorous person. 他是一個沒幽默感的人。

    Don't but it! It's of no use. = Don't buy it! It's useless. 別買!那個東西沒用。

    My dog is of bad temper. = My dog is bad-tempered. 我的狗很兇喔!

    參考看看,希望你的疑惑已解。

    2006-01-25 11:43:19 補充:

    你原句中的 of little us 意思是「幾乎沒什麼用」。^^

    Source(s): 自己
  • 1 decade ago

    carol just gave you the correct answer.

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  • 1 decade ago

    of use

    有用

    It is of great use to me.

    這對我非常有用。

    2006-01-25 11:22:30 補充:

    沒有 of :不行

    2006-01-25 11:26:26 補充:

    ''of use'' is a phrase.of use: useful; of advantage; profitableof no use: useless; of no advantage

    Source(s): 奇摩字典
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