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阿勇 asked in 社會與文化語言 · 1 decade ago

文法問題,infect 怎麼用

1. The ward was full of children 「infected」 with HIV.

2. Tomatoes 「are infected」 with a virus.

my question is :

if infect means to pass disease, then the sentence should be The ward was full of children who 「were infected」 with HIV.

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  • Kevin
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    Hi,

    You are perfectly right, but do you know the clause [who were infected with HIV] is called an "adjective clause," which means it is used to modify its antecedent "children" as does the participle phrase [infected with], which is a condensed version of the adjective clause.

    This is a way we use to vary our compositions to avoid monotony.

    2009-11-25 09:42:38 補充:

    ... could you make a sentence using original verion of adjective clause and condensed version of adjective clause ?

    I don't quite get you. Do you mean:

    I don't know any people that live in Tokyo.

    = I don't know any people living in Tokyo.

    2009-11-25 18:36:06 補充:

    Do you mean "that" should be omitted?

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  • 1 decade ago

    yes, 我希望你用我的句子的用法,例句。

    2009-11-25 14:41:59 補充:

    I am afraid that the sentence you wrote was wrong.

    I don't know any people (that) live in Tokyo.

    2009-12-01 17:09:31 補充:

    nope, nothing and thank you for your explanation.

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