lucy asked in 社會與文化語言 · 1 decade ago

a mountain of a wave 介係詞用法

a mountain of a wave

之前有網友討論過,我又把它拿來討論‥

要判斷是何種意思是看of後面是具象名詞或抽象名詞嗎?

如果硬翻成 像波浪的山行嗎?或者是要看前後文才知道呢?

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  • Elisa
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    1 decade ago
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    A mountain of = A large quality of, a huge amount of, a large number of, 大量的

    You can use both 具象名詞或抽象名詞. See examples below

    具象名詞: A concrete noun names something you can experience with one of your five senses; something you can see (like the moon), touch (like a blanket), smell (like a rose), hear (like laughter), or taste (like sugar).

    A mountain of laundry.

    A mountain of mittens.

    A mountain of awards.

    A mountain of letters.

    A mountain of waves. 大量的波浪, 很多的波浪

    抽象名詞: An abstract noun names feelings (such as jealousy and attraction), ideas (such as peace and freedom), and qualities (such as generosity and determination). Abstract nouns do not exist as physical objects in the world.

    A mountain of love.

    A mountain of trouble.

    Source(s): Myself. Went abroad at age 11. With over 32 years of experience speaking and writing English. Tutored English as an Undergrad. A project manager in the US since 1992.
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