Tracy asked in 社會與文化語言 · 1 decade ago

date to 與date at的差異?

請問在以下兩句中,date to與date at可以互換嗎?在使用這兩個詞組時有什麼要特別注意的?感謝

The teeth and jawbones found in Tanzania by Dr. Mary Leakey and dating to 3.75 million years ago are the oldest reliably dated human fossils.

Fossils of the arm of a sloth, found in Puerto Rico in 1991, have been dated at 34 million years old, making the sloth the earliest known mammal on the Greater Antilles islands.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    date to... 是年份可追朔到...

    後面要接年份, 日期.

    像例句中的三百七十五萬年前, 或是十八世紀, 或是西元1689年等.

    翻譯時譯成, 這個東西的年份可追朔到西元1800年.

    date at... 是年代判定, 鑒別

    後面要接一段時間.

    像例句中的三千四百萬年, 或是兩百年, 三千年.

    如果用上面的同一個時間, 西元1800年來做這句子,

    用date at 就變成, 這個東西的年份有兩百年之久. (這個東西兩百歲了, 從1800年到現在)

    所以這兩種句法很類似, 但一個強調發生的時間點,

    一個強調發生到現在經過的時間有多長.

    如果要代換, 要連後面的時間用法一起換.

    dating to 3.75 million years ago 等於 dated at 3.75 million years old.

    dated at 34 million years old 等於 dating to 34 million years ago.

    2008-06-06 03:57:10 補充:

    Thanks, 杰

    Just want to help.

  • amigo
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Hi, New York girl

    You have done a good job!

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