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C C asked in 社會及文化語言 · 1 decade ago

survey showed/ shows? 分別係咩?

有時候, 在英文報紙中, 看見survey shows 或者 survey showed.

但其實個survey都已經完成, 咁shows/showed 分別的意思係什麼?

Update:

alaslee80:

咁何為present survey 同埋 past survey??

唔係所有係報紙報導的survey都做完, 跟住講個result 咩?

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    The Survey shows family incomes declined one-third in all cities from 1929 to 1933‎

    The PRESENT survey shows

    family incomes declined.........................<--- a past event.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    The survey shows that teenagers in Hong Kong tend to spend more time in net cafes.

    The recent survey shows ( the figures in this recent survey)

    teenagers in HK...........................<--- a recent fact

    Simple present tense + Simple present tense

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    The survey showed that teenagers in Hong Kong tended to spend more time in cyber cafes.

    THE PAST survey showed

    teeenagers in .Hong Kong tended.......................<---- a past event

    (Simple past tense + simple past tense)

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