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

請問英文文法:為什麼用be動詞原形倒裝

The privilege of learning Chinese, be it at elementary or at advanced level, was reserved for the ruling class.

"be it at ..." 為什麼用原形倒裝

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  • Louis
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    1 decade ago
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    這是倒裝的假設用法之一。雖較正式,但口語不用。

    更多的例句如下:

    Be he friend or foe, the law regards him as criminal.

    (= If he be friend or foe, the law regards him as criminal.這是較正式的寫法,但現在通常改成直述語氣來說:Whether he is friend or foe, the law regards him as criminal.)

    Be the problem easy or difficult, the method applies.

    No man loves his fetters, be they made of gold or silver.

    And come again, be it by day or by night.

    Eggs are eggs, be they raw or cooked.

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