克勞棣 asked in 社會與文化語言 · 1 decade ago

關於英文單字prime的文法問題

A. 257 and 65537 are prime.

B. 257 and 65537 are primes.

請問這兩句話哪句是對的?或是皆對?或是皆錯?

為何對?為何錯?

非常謝謝!

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  • chen
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    A. 257 and 65537 are prime.

    B. 257 and 65537 are primes

    prime... 是行容詞 [要用再名 詞前 ]

    是名詞 但要加 the

    A .B 是不對

    A 257 and 65537 are prime numbers.

    B 257 AND 65537 are the prime.

  • 1 decade ago

    兩句都對。

    大部份數論書都是把 prime 當成專有名詞,例如:

    Hardy and Wright, "An Introduction to the Theory of Numbers," Oxford at the Clarendon Press.

    Coppel, "Number Theory: An Introduction to Mathematics," Springer.

    Manin, YU. I., "An Introduction to Modern Number Theory," Spriner.

    2009-11-11 03:52:27 補充:

    但也有少部份書會偶然間把它當形容詞用,例如:

    Moser, "An Introduction to the Theory of Numbers," The Trilla Group.

  • 1 decade ago

    257 and 65537 are two primes.

    應該可以吧!

  • Janet
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    你可以說

    257 and 65537 are prime numbers.

    這樣就不會有這個問題啦~

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