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一畝田 asked in 社會與文化語言 · 1 decade ago

這一句算是完整的一句英文句嗎?

I saw this sentence from an English-English dictionary. Man, it does not

look like a complete sentence according to the grammatical rule. What you guys think about it?

If she could only channel all that nervous energy into something useful.

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    1 decade ago
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    if only 是用於陳述不可能成真的強烈空想,因為都是不可能成真的願望或對過去事實不可能改變的那種"早知如此 何必當初"的感受,所以時態上就是與現在事實或過去事實相反的假設語氣,這也正是Longman字典所解釋的:

    a) used to express a strong wish, especially when you know that what you want cannot happen:

    If only he had talked to her sooner!

    If only I weren't so tired!

    其實這是省略半段句子的簡略表達方式,但是因為表達空望的意思很清楚明顯,所以也就簡略的半句來說,語氣上更能襯托那種空望的渴切,原先完整的句子應該是這樣的:

    It would have been great if only he had talked to her sooner. 當時要是他能早一點跟她談談該有多好

    It would be great if only I weren't so tired. 要是我不這麼累該有多好 

    這種簡略句當完整句用的,是有一些,像是也很常聽到的 :

    So far so good. (It's been so good so far.)

    而版主提出的句子:

    If she could only channel all that nervous energy into something useful.

    有把"only"一字後移,原先應該是:

    If only she could channel all the nervous energy into something useful.

    要是她能把精力放在有意義的事情上多好

    這簡略句就很清楚了 .

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  • 1 decade ago

    是的,這是一個完整的句子哦!!!!!

    那翻起來就是:

    如果 她能夠把所有緊張的能力(情緒)都傳移到有用的事情上。

    channel在這裡當做 動詞 意思即為 :傳移 或 導向.......

    有種分散注意力的那種意思 。

    希望可以幫到你..........

    Source(s): a poor guy in the US
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