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

used to be..

used to be.. 什麼意思


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    1 decade ago
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    「used to+原V 」裡的「 to+原V」是不定詞。

    「used to+原V 」的意思是「過去曾經如何如何」或「過去經常如何如何」或「過去曾經是如何如何」或「過去常常是如何如何」。指的是以前的情況或以前曾經發生的事情或以前經常發生的事情。全部都是「過去的」,但並不一定是過去的「習慣」,可以是只發生一次,也可以是經常發生,好比說「你有去過賞鯨嗎?」「Have you ever gone whale watching?」,「有啊,我曾經去過一次」Yes, I used to go whale watching once.」。賞鯨不是過去的「習慣」,是以前曾經發生過的事情。

    簡單的說,used to 的受詞是 to be 或 to do。

    used to+ be 或 used to+ do 就是「以前曾經」的意思,強調的是發生的時間。

    used to 在文法上的用法與 need to 或 dare to 有類似之處。

    例如:The manor house used to belong to Miss Pritchett. 這老舊的私人豪宅曾經是屬於Miss Pritchett的。

    I am not as strong as I used to be. 我不像以前那麼強壯了。

    My memory is not what it used to be. 我不是以前那記性了。

    There used to be a rubbish dump here.這裡以前曾經是個垃圾場。

    There used not to be this pressure. 以前沒有這種壓力的。

    Taiwan, or Formosa as it used to be called. 臺灣,以前叫做福爾摩沙。

    I used to cycle to work. 我以前常常騎車去上班。

    What good times we used to have. 我們以前曾經有過的多麼美好的時光。

    That is the sort of question my father used to ask me.


    Do you remember how he uesd to talk to himself all the time? 你記得他以前老是怎麼自言自語的嗎?

    Do you get the "China Times"? I used to, but I don't any more." 你有中國時報嗎? 我曾經訂過,現在不訂了。

    「used to」在否定句中是「used not to」, 較不正式的說法則是 「did not used to」。

    There used not to be a roundabout here. (或 There did not use to be a roundabout here.)



    Didn’t she use to have long hair? (或 Used she not to have long hair?)


    至於 be used to或 get used to (become used to) 則 與 be familiar with 或 be accustomed to相似, 有習慣於... ,見怪不怪的意思,強調的是發生的次數很多,很頻繁,發生的次數很多,已經習慣了,見怪不怪了。可以是現在習慣於....,也可以是過去習慣於....。

    be used to習慣於,get used to (become used to)逐漸習慣於, 都是形容詞,後面接的受詞是一個名詞,代名詞,動名詞或名詞子句等具有名詞性質的字句,可以是人或是事或是物。

    例如「他不習慣女人出外工作而且經濟自立, He was not used to women having jobs and financially independent」受詞是一個名詞,人, women。

    再如「他不習慣走很遠的路,He was not used to walking very long distances.」受詞是一個動名詞,一件事情,walking。

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  • 1 decade ago


    used to be ............... Not anymore.

    以往都如何如何。 現在不是那樣了。

    She used to be a good girl, but not anymore.


    (樓上講的多是 used to 或 be used to,而不是版主要的 used to be -- 三行就可看明白吧。)

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  • 1 decade ago

    used to + 原V-過去的習慣或狀態

    詞性分析: used-動詞(過去式)


    a)didn't use to (Cambridge University Press/ Grammar In Use/ Intermediate U17 )

    b)didn't used to(Azar/ Fundamentals of English Grammar p.58)


    Did you use/used to V?

    be used to n/Ving- 習慣於



    a)am/is are not used to

    b) was/were not used to

    c) have/has not used to


    a) Am/Is/Are ..used to..?

    b) Was/Were ...used to..?

    c) Have/Has..used to..?


    be accustomed to + n/ Ving 習慣於

    be getting used to + n/Ving 逐漸習慣於

    什麼是used to be?


    He used to be a millionaire, but he is dirt poor now.


    There used to be a movie theater, but it was torn down months ago.

    那裡過去有一間戲院, 但數月前被拆掉了.

    used to be沒有過去曾發生一次的意思


    I have been to Hong Kong twice.


    如果想表達某件事只在過去發生過,請用used to 或過去簡單式

    Before he moved to Mexico, he owned a bakery in Italy.

    He used to own a bakery in Italy before he moved Mexico.

    在他搬去墨西哥之前, 他在義大利有一間麵包店.


    因為used to後面要接原形動詞,但

    He used to be a millionaire--> used to 後面沒有一般動詞,且接的是名詞 a millionaire

    There used to be a movie theater,--->used to 後面沒有一般動詞,且接的是名詞 a movie theater


    The river used to be clean-->used to 後面沒有一般動詞,且接的是形容詞clean


    以上,供您參考 !

    2009-07-07 01:30:48 補充:


    Source(s): above 15 years teaching experience
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