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take能不能當成「花多少錢」的意思?(和cost比較)

ㄧ般的文法書都說take只用於花多少時間 「花多少錢」應該用cost

可是我在字典裡看到 take 也能用於「花多少錢」的意思上

例句: It took him a lot of money for him to buy a fur coat.

而且我去 http://pewebdic2.cw.idm.fr/ (朗文線上字典) 查

在第4點有提到可修飾時間跟金錢

( [intransitive and transitive] if something takes a particular amount of time, money, effort etc, that amount of time etc is needed for it to happen or succeed: ) 但是沒給相關例句 那這樣子take真的可以用於 「花多少錢」上嗎? 拜託有研究的人解答一下

謝謝!

Update:

抱歉!!上面的例句應該為

It took him a lot of money to buy her a fur coat.

我打錯了

Update 2:

這題我有拿去國外論壇發問,結果有一個美國人說可以用,但是用"It took him a lot of money to V..."是怪異的,應該用"It took a lot of money to V..."才行,原文如下,大家覺得呢?

Update 3:

Yes and no. To my ear, it is the word him that seems anomalous.

It took a lot of money to buy her a fur coat.

Update 4:

It seems to me that it is idiomatic to say

It takes/took a person a certain amount of time to do something.

But not

*It takes/took a person a certain amount of money to do something.

Update 5:

On the other hand, it seems all right to say

It takes/took a certain amount of money to do something.

Update 6:

But if you mention specific amounts, it doesn't seem correct.

*It took $12 to buy that sweater.

You would just say: That sweater cost $12.

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  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    cost. take.spend這三個字都可譯為花費,文法是這樣的

    1.物 cost 人 錢

    例:The book cost me much money.

    2. It take 人 錢/時間 toV

    例:It took me much money to buy the book.

    It took me two hours to find the answer.

    3.人 spend 錢/時間 (on) Ving 物 (on可省略,因為on的關係,所以後面的動詞變成Ving)

    例: I spent much money buying the book.

    **所以這些字雖都譯為花費,但是主詞不同,就要用不同的動詞

    另外只有cost單指花費多少錢,所以後面不接時間

    Source(s): 國中英文文法
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    take/cost/spend

    這三個字都能當花費的意思

    其中,take的用較自由,也較沒有限制

    Source(s): 自己
  • 1 decade ago

    1. take可以用在花多少錢

    It took me three hundred dollars to buy a coat.

    2. 也能用spend

    I spent three hundred dollars buying a coat.

    3. 你說的cost也成,但是是用在物品當主詞時

    This coat cost me three hundred dollars.

    2007-10-01 11:27:45 補充:

    I don't know exactly what's the differences between a certain amount of money or a certain period of time. My professors didn't think it wrong while I wrote it in this way. Believe it or not, I don't really think it a big deal.

    Source(s): 自己, myself
  • bc
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    YES! You can.

    For example:

    It takes money to make money.

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  • IRCA
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    take

    需要(常用作無人稱動詞)(for)

    It takes time and brains to do good work.

    要做好工作需要時間和腦力。

    It takes two to do this.

    做這件事需要兩個人。

    cost

    to require to expend or to be expended, as loss, penalty, consequence, etc.

    花費;損失;使付出(代價);犧牲

    The effort cost him much pain.

    這番努力讓他很痛苦。

    War costs many lives.

    戰爭犧牲很多生命。

    The accident cost him dear.

    這意外使他損失甚巨。

    Source(s): Dr.eye
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