請問這句裡面的英文文法?

Particularly interesting are a series of collections which continue to document the evolution of ceremony and of material forms for which the Department already possesses early collections formed after the first contact with Europeans.

(1)不應該是..interesting is a series of collections..嗎.為啥是are

(2) the evolution of ceremony and of material forms 那邊可以減化一個of嗎..變成the evolution of ceremony and material forms

(3)for which指啥?

謝謝

Update:

太感激了.很詳細,非常謝謝你的幫忙,不過最後一句 early collections (which was) formed ..是不是打錯了因為collections是複數,不該是 early collections (which were) formed ..嗎?

Update 2:

另外你說的a series of collections 為倒裝句,可是就算是倒裝,我看很多例句都是接單數,例如There has been a series of sexual attacks on women in the area.它是用單數動詞說,還是a series of後可both a singular and a plural form?謝謝你喔

Update 3:

請問關於(1) Particularly interesting are a series of collections 倒裝句,這個用法是不是只要副詞放在前,我可以倒裝呢?

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  • Elisa
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    Particularly interesting are a series of collections, which continue to document the evolution of ceremony and of material forms, for which the Department already possesses early collections, formed after the first contact with Europeans.

    I tried to break down the sentences, so you can understand. If you still have questions, let me know.

    (1) Particularly interesting are a series of collections 倒裝句

    => A series of collections are particularly interesting.

    ** Particularly is the adverb describing interesting, the adjective. Interesting is the adjective which describes the subject: a series of collections. The subject is “a series of collection”, so the verb should be plural “are”

    (2) which continue to document the evolution of ceremony and of material forms,

    => A series of collections continue to document the evolution of ceremony and of material forms

    ** which is the preposition connecting the two sentences into one.

    ** the evolution of ceremony and of material forms = the evolution of ceremony and the evolution of material forms = the evolution of ceremony and material forms = the evolution about ceremony and (about) material forms. It is okay to omit the 2nd of.

    For example: the story of a thief and of a nobleman = the story of a thief and a nobleman.

    (3) for which the Department already possesses early collections

    => For this series of collection, the Department already possesses early collections

    the Department already possesses early collections formed after the first contact with Europeans.

    => the Department already possesses early collections (which was) formed after the first contact with Europeans.

    ** “which was” – omitted.

    2008-04-23 04:51:35 補充:

    Sorry. Yes it is a typo. Thanks for catching that.

    early collections (which were) formed. ...

    Series is applied to a number of things of the same kind, usually related to each other, arranged or happening in order. (A series of + countable nouns + plural verbs.)

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    2008-04-23 04:52:53 補充:

    No, series is always used with countable nouns, so the verb should be plural.

    For example: A series of speeches were given to the graduating students last week.

    A series of waterfalls plunge into the Pacific Ocean.

    - to be continued -

    2008-04-23 04:53:32 補充:

    An unknown male suspect is being sought in connection with a series of bank robberies which were committed in the Chicago suburbs since 2002

    see http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/unkn/illinoisbank.htm

    - to be continued -

    2008-04-23 04:53:42 補充:

    Where did you see that sentence?

    It is not correct. It should be: There have been a series of sexual attacks (assaults) on women ...

    See: http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,225...

    a series of sexual attacks (assaults) are considered as plural nouns.

    2008-04-24 00:37:20 補充:

    Not exactly. It depends on the adverbs and what they are used to describe. Usually 倒裝句 is used to emphasize.

    I hardly go to work before 7am. => Hardly do I go to work before 7am. (Here, hardly is used to describe go (v.) )

    - to be continued -

    2008-04-24 00:37:43 補充:

    This painting is extremely expensive => Extremely expensive is this painting (Here, extremely is used to describe expensive (adj.))

    2008-04-24 00:37:53 補充:

    不用倒裝句

    He poured the milk into the cup => Into the cup he poured the milk

    We usually go grocery shopping during the weekend => During the weekend, we usually go grocery shopping.

    Do you see the pattern? Is this clear?

    Source(s): Myself. Studied English abroad at the age of 11. Tutored English as an Undergrad. A project manager in the US since 1992., Myself. Studied English abroad at the age of 11. Tutored English as an Undergrad. A project manager in the US since 1992, Myself. Studied English abroad at the age of 11. Tutored English as an Undergrad. A project manager in the US since 1992, Myself. Studied English abroad at the age of 11. Tutored English as an Undergrad. A project manager in the US since 1992, Myself. Studied English abroad at the age of 11. Tutored English as an Undergrad. A project manager in the US since 1992, Myself. Studied English abroad at the age of 11. Tutored English as an Undergrad. A project manager in the US since 1992., Myself. Studied English abroad at the age of 11. Tutored English as an Undergrad. A project manager in the US since 1992., Myself. Studied English abroad at the age of 11. Tutored English as an Undergrad. A project manager in the US since 1992.
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