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Cc asked in 社會及文化語言 · 10 years ago

'of'放在句子最後時,是甚麼意思

有時我見到有d句子最後有個of,其實個of有咩用?同埋點解?

e.g. 1.For months my life was deapaired of.

其他例子唔記得左

Update:

想問多樣野,乜野verb後面可以加of

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  • 10 years ago
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    For months my life was despaired of. 我對生命失去了希望

    句子最後有個of, because it is in passive voice.

    Rewrite in active voice: For months, I despaired of life.

    despair is an intransitive verb It can take on a preposition "of" to mean 喪失信心.

    其他例子:

    (Active voice) I disposed of my old books.

    (Passive voice) My old books were disposed of.

    2011-09-20 01:18:07 補充:

    intransitive verb:

    approve of; dream of; disapprove of; think of

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