Willybest asked in 社會與文化語言 · 1 decade ago

為什麼是is being able to

My biggest regret's not being able to watch my grandson grow up,losing my family -- those are things you still have.

以上是one tree hill的台詞

我的問題是

My biggest regret's not being able to watch my grandson grow up

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為什麼是 S is not being able to 而不是 S is not able to ??

be able to 為什麼這邊是 is being able to..

這邊有點不懂~

謝謝

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    這句話My biggest regret's not playing on the stage when I was in the school. 應是沒問題的

    =我的最大遺憾是 在校時無法在舞台上表演

    playing…並不是進行式 而是動名詞(片語)的用法

    若是 S is not able to V… 則其意義是= S無法V

    所以 is not being able to… 是一個動名詞的用法

    例如

    Being able to watch an Olympic baseball game is my dream.

    上句成立易懂

    下句應可成立 也易懂了

    My dream is being able to watch an Olympic baseball game.

    再來

    My worst dream is not getting a prize in my graduation.

    當然是也合理可以接受了

    My biggest regret's not being able to watch my grandson grow up, losing my family -- those are things you still have.

    自然也是對的了

    Source(s): 英語敎學經驗
  • 1 decade ago

    嗯 很清楚 也很好去理解...

    就把 "not being able to watch my grandson grow up" 看成一個名詞

    My biggest regret is O.

    當名詞詞性的受詞

  • geo
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    001 的回答很正確詳盡

    這句的結構是: My biggest regret is [名詞].

    "not being able to watch my grandson grow up" 這整節就是一個名詞

    而 V + ing 才能當名詞用,所以是being

    在這句裡不是進行式喔。

  • MB.WPG
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    is being.....有正在發生什麼的意思,比較偏一個特定的時間

    再換另一個方向去想,如果我要表示我現在"能夠"作某件事,當然不可能把be動詞跟助動詞放在一起如: i am can......這樣是錯的

    所以,be able to 可以當成是進行式(它也可以用在未來式,一般台灣教是未來式居多),表示"能夠", 在回到我一開始說的,這個台詞是說 他最大的遺憾是 :不能夠.......這個遺憾是一直跟著,也就是說是一直一直一直發生,不會間斷

    2008-08-15 18:47:20 補充:

    句子有being的差別:

    i am helping you 我在幫助你

    i am being helping you 我"正在"幫你

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