Vicky asked in 社會與文化語言 · 1 decade ago

比較級的用法 less 和 fewer

less 後接 不可數名詞 如: Mark has less water than Amy.

fewer後街 可數名詞 如: Sara has fewer books than Eric.

然後比較形容詞時,只能用less!不可以用fewer!

請問: 以上是對的嘛??? 據我的認知!

可是我發現某教材有一句 A bus has less seats than an airplane.

less後面接seats這個可數名詞, 怪怪的??疑惑中??

還是說 less 和 fewer 現在美語都可以通用了呢???沒有分那麼細?? 請有文法正確觀念的人回答喔!感恩!

另外How does a subway compare to a bus?這句翻譯??

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  • 1 decade ago
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    你的第一個問題的答案是正確的, less(little的比較級)是接不可數名詞, fewer(few的比較級)接可數名詞

    教材裡有A bus has less seats than an airplane. 就文法上來說是不正確的, 但口語裡頭, 現實生活中的確有人這麼用, 但不是less跟fewer都互通這麼用, 而是"不管可數還是不可數, 都習慣用less"

    所以你會看到有人說A bus has less seats than an airplane.

    但是你不會看到有人說 Kevin has fewer money than David.

    至於問題2, How does a subway compare to a bus?

    意思是 "地鐵和公車的比較為何?"

    Source(s): 自己
  • 永康
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    1 decade ago

    How does a subway compare to a bus ?

    compare with 才有「比較其相異」的意思喔。

    compare to 是「比較其相似」「比擬」的意思。

    不過看了 A bus has less seats than an airplane. 這一句「相異之處」而非「比擬」,我個人覺得 less 和 fewer 的問題,與 compare with 和 compare to 的問題是一樣的。

    是被通用了 ( 至少在您的教材裡是這樣 )。

  • 1 decade ago

    How does a subway compare to a bus?

    地下鐵和巴士比較起來有何相異之處?

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