克勞棣 asked in 社會與文化語言 · 1 decade ago

英譯:我盡我所能使這個陷阱看起來不像陷阱

I did my best to make the trap not to seem a trap.

是這樣嗎?總覺得怪怪的。

如果不對,請問應該如何改?

過去式,限定一定要用seem這個動詞。

謝謝!

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  • Kevin
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    我盡我所能使這個陷阱看起來不像陷阱

    I tried as far as possible making the trap seemingly not one.

    *把動詞[seem]轉化為副詞來用.

    如果一定要以動詞型態出現, 則可以寫成:

    I tried as much as I could making the trap seem not like one.

    2008-05-03 22:15:34 補充:

    Hi Claudio,

    在下第一句用的是這樣的句型:

    The teacher made Tom a good student.

    (S-V-O-OC[受詞補語])

    V: making

    O: the trap

    OC: one[= a trap]

    [not]修飾[one], [seemingly]修飾[not]

    2008-05-03 22:15:51 補充:

    第二句才是用[make A do], 只是把否定的語意擺在後面:

    v: making

    A: the trap

    do: seem(原形)

    [not]修飾[like one]

    e.g.

    It seems not like a good idea.

    2008-05-03 22:16:04 補充:

    如果一定要把否定的語意與[do]結合, 那只要把您的句子稍微修改即可:

    I did my best to make the trap not seem one.

    要表達「使A"不要"做什麼」:

    [make A not do](不可以接doesn't)

    I want you to make Mary not go out after 9 o'clock.

    2008-05-03 23:48:32 補充:

    副詞可以修飾名詞/代名詞:

    He is not a member of the Union.

    他不是工會會員。

    The murderer is definitely him(he).

    兇手肯定是他.

    副詞可以修飾介係詞片語:

    They refused her request not without good reason.

    他們不無道理地拒絕了她的請求。

    2008-05-03 23:50:02 補充:

    用not直接修飾動詞嗎?可以這樣的嗎?

    這裡的[not V]其實是[not (to) V], 是省略[to]的不定詞(因為在使役動詞[make]之後), 並不是"主要動詞".

    而不定詞的否定形就是[not to V]:

    I tell him not to make the same mistake.

    I make him not make the same mistake.

    2008-05-04 07:58:42 補充:

    副詞可以修飾名詞/代名詞

    好, 那我再舉個例子:

    I killed only the lions.

    我只殺了獅子(而沒有殺老虎或其他動物).

    I only killed the lions.

    我只是殺了獅子(而沒有把獅子肢解或焚燒).

    不要讓副詞在中文的位置影響您對其"英文詞性"的判斷.

    2008-05-04 07:59:10 補充:

    在使役動詞[make]之後, 老外把[to]省略是有其原因的.

    您是數理專家, 雖然文法不是完全有道理, 但是大部分也像數學一樣, 有脈絡可循.

    一本以理解為導向的文法書應該對您很有幫助, 不妨參考:

    http://rapidshare.com/files/47429284/Grammar_Book....

  • 1 decade ago

    Kevin大:

    I tried as far as possible making the trap seemingly not one.

    請問此句seemingly與not分別修飾何者呢?

    而且make後面沒動詞呀???那到底是要使陷阱"做"什麼呢?

    make A do 使A..... 句型不是這樣嗎?

    I made the machine "work".我使機器運轉。

    I made the machine fast loudly.我使機器快速地大聲地.......?到底做什麼呢?

    2008-05-03 21:22:55 補充:

    I tried as much as I could making the trap seem not like one.

    請問此句not又修飾何者呢?

    2008-05-03 21:28:09 補充:

    laokoko大:

    make A do

    使A.....

    我查字典看到的句型是這樣呢,使A做的那個動作要用原形動詞,

    那麼,可以接doesn't這類的助動詞?

    若是不可以,

    我要如何表達「使A"不要"做什麼」呢?

    我就是想不通這點哪!

    2008-05-03 23:22:39 補充:

    Kevin大:

    喔!原來是這樣,

    但,新的問題是

    not是副詞ㄝ

    1.副詞可以修飾代名詞(one)或介係詞片語(like one)嗎?

    2.那麼not可以修飾名詞嗎?

    3.make A not do???用not直接修飾動詞嗎?可以這樣的嗎?

    2008-05-04 01:50:57 補充:

    副詞可以修飾名詞/代名詞

    我很願意相信您給我的答覆,但您的舉例似乎不恰當??

    He is not a member of the Union.

    The murderer is definitely him(he).

    這兩句怎麼看都是副詞修飾be動詞呀!

    我倒是想到一句:

    Not everyone likes money.

    不過這也是模擬兩可,我也可以說not修飾的是整個主要子句"everyone likes money"吧!?

    2008-05-04 01:56:12 補充:

    這裡的[not V]其實是[not (to) V], 是省略[to]的不定詞(因為在使役動詞[make]之後)

    那我能不能不要省略to?

    I make him not to make the same mistake.

    (我原來就是這樣寫的呀!)

    但字典說,不定詞型態是這種句型的被動語態在用的:

    He is made not to make the same mistake.

  • Pogo
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    "I tried my best to make it doesn't seem like a trap."

    I hope this answers your question, good luck!

    Source(s): 住美國20年了
  • 1 decade ago

    I've done my best to make this trap so it doesn't seem like an actual trap.

    Source(s): Self...
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