kao8760 asked in 社會與文化語言 · 1 decade ago

這句中的 instead of 的用法是?

tom did make the move, but he studied math at HK University instead of getting involved in the business.

instead of 它是分詞嗎?等於是用來修飾 studied 動詞的嗎?

不清楚的地方是 instead of ...business. 這個算是分詞片語嗎?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Tom did make the move, but he studied math at HK University instead of getting involved in the business.

    instead of : 而不; 而未

    get involved in xxx : 涉入xxx

    getting involved in the business: 這是動名詞片語, 作為instead of的受詞, 意思是「而未走上從商這一途」.

    instead of getting involved in the business : 這是副詞片語, 修飾前面整個句子he studied math at HK University. 也可調動位置(使用逗號), 例如:

    Tom did make the move, but instead of getting involved in the business, he studied math at HK University.

    Source(s): 自己; 英文文法
  • Louis
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    1 decade ago

    instead雖是副詞,但instead of是當介系詞用[見遠東新世紀英漢辭典729頁instead條]

    分詞片語是由動詞加受詞變化過來的,動詞本身會加上ing或ed。

    2009-03-18 17:08:37 補充:

    instead of getting involved in the business整個是一個介系詞片語,修飾主句的述部studied math at HK University 。

    2009-03-18 17:11:29 補充:

    因為這個介系詞片語修飾的是述部,所以屬於副詞性質。

  • 1 decade ago

    instead of

    1. 代替;不...而

  • 1 decade ago

    which means he have made a decision to be a student, not going to

    work...

    instead of means you do the first thing first, not the second thing

    Do you like it when people say

    birds instead of women,

    darky instead of coloured.... and something like that

    2009-03-18 11:39:31 補充:

    What does 分詞片語 mean? by the way

    sorry I have never seen before..

    Source(s): been in the UK when I was a boy
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