? asked in 社會及文化語言 · 1 decade ago

English grammar

Can anybody help me urgently to correct the grammar of the following sentences (if any) please:-

1. When does John often have dreams?

2. When does John often has dreams?

3. John often had a short sleep in the afternoon.

4. John often has a short sleep in the afternoon.

Thank you for your assistance.

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  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    1. this sentence is correct.

    2. this sentence is wrong (after [does] use [have] base form)

    3. this sentence is correct. (in past tense)

    4. this sentence is correct. (in present tense)

    2008-01-13 20:59:12 補充:

    a nap 小睡 = a short sleep, so you either use [a short sleep] or [a nap] no need to use [a short nap]1. 打盹兒,午睡[C]She took a nap every afternoon.她每天下午小睡一會兒。vi.1. 打盹,小睡The old man napped on the porch.那位老人在走廊上打盹兒。usually = often (same meaning)

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  • Wai
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    1 When does John often have dreams?

    TO BE CORRECTED AS---- When does John usually have dreams?

    2 When does John often has dreams?

    TO BE CORRECTED AS----- How often does John have dreams?

    3 John often had a short sleep in the afternoon.

    IT IS O.K. WHEN IT WAS IN THE PAST.

    4 John often has a short sleep in the afternoon.

    IT IS O.K. WHEN IT DENOTES AN USUAL PRACTICE.

  • 1 decade ago

    1. correct

    2. Incorrect

    does 後的verb 用bare infinitive

    When does John often (HAVE) dreams?

    3.(a) often 表達一些重覆的動作或習慣, 需要present tense

    (b) a short sleep 建議改成 (take) a nap = 小睡

    John often (TAKES A NAP) in the afternoon.

    4. 同上的 3(b)

    John often (TAKES A NAP) in the afternoon.

  • KT
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    1. When does John usually have dreams?

    2. Incorrect

    3. John often had a short nap in the afternoon.

    3. John often has a short nap in the afternoon.

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