得閒人 asked in 社會及文化語言 · 1 decade ago

is the sentence in present perfect tense?

The peoples of South Ossetia and Abkhazia have more than once spoken in referenda supporting the independence of their republics.

the sentence is a bit strange, because there is an extra "more than one" between have and spoken

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  • 1 decade ago
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    "more than once" 解「不只一次」, 係一個 adverb phrase, 去修飾 "have spoken", 佢嘅作用跟 adverb 是一樣, 只不過不是一個字, 而是幾個字的 phrase。

    例如:

    I have already told you. (or I have told you already.)

    I have once told you. (or I have told you once.)

    I have more than once told you. (or I have told you more than once.)

    Adverb 或者 adverb phrase 在句子中, 可以放在不同位置。

    如果係 perfect tense, 一般可以放在:

    1) have 和 spoken 之間

    2) have spoken 的後面

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    The peoples of South Ossetia and Abkhazia have more than once spoken in referenda supporting the independence of their republics.

    中文意思係:

    當地的人民曾不只一次在公民投票中, 表示支持其公和國獨立一事。

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    2008-09-04 21:38:27 補充:

    sorry!! 錯字: 共

    當地的人民曾不只一次在公民投票中, 表示支持其(共)和國獨立一事。

    2008-09-04 21:45:33 補充:

    另外, 回應你的問題, 這句子是 Present perfect tense (have spoken).

    "More than once" 並不是多出來的字, 如果無咗此句 phrase, 就表達唔到「不只一次」的意思。

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  • 1 decade ago

    冇問題架﹗

    佢就好似"already"啲用法咁,"涉"喺"have spoken"啲中間來補充"唔至一次"呢個意思。

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    present perfect tense.

    "more than once" is an adverb phrase. "more than once" is an adverb phrase. It modify the verb "have spoken".

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