立惇 asked in 社會與文化語言 · 1 decade ago

by what they say is ? 不懂

Some residents are incensed by what they say is the slow pace of the rescue effort.

不懂what they say is 這個文法結構,可以幫忙解釋一下嗎??

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  • 1 decade ago
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    what = that which

    What they say is true. = That which they say is true. = (主要意思)That is true.

    Some residents are incensed by what they say is the slow pace of the rescue effort.

    == Some residents are incensed by that which they say is the slow pace of the rescue effort.

    主要子句 Some residents are incensed by that 有些居民被那個惱火了。那個是什麼呢? 用 which 關系代名詞帶個子句來說明。

    which they say is the slow pace of the rescue effort. ('那個'就是)他們所說的救援步調遲緩。

    真正通句翻譯,要這樣才通順:

    有些居民很火大,因為他們認為救援步調遲緩。

    這裏強調 what they say is 是因為別人未必認為遲緩。這次風災救援,國防部部長就認為他們是按部就班,並不慢啊。

    2009-08-17 04:50:06 補充:

    >>they say 可以加is??? 兩個動詞??

    是 what they say is 是what is. they say 只是插句。不是很好懂,但是類似句子很多,如:I have given you what I thought was the best answer. 當中的 I thought 或 I think 和上頭的 they say 一樣。

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  • 1 decade ago

    您只要把句子重組一下就可以看清楚了:

    Some residents are incensed by...the slow pace of the rescue effort.

    What they say is 是插進來, 表示後面一部分是這些居民的講法.

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  • 1 decade ago

    整句翻下來是

    "有些居民因緩慢救援的結果而惱怒"

    what they say is... 他們說是...

    雖然答案沒有很完整

    還是希望有幫到你啦!!

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