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Although all sedimentary rocks contain iron, but the deposits that are richest in

iron consist predominantly of minerals such as iron oxides, carbonates, silicates, and sulfides.

這題我知道錯誤在 "but the deposits" 這裡

但是為什麼呢?

請大家幫我解答!!

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
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    任何句子接在以"ALTHOUGH"句子後面都不能加BUT,所以正確是:

    Although all sedimentary rocks contain iron, the deposits that are richest in

    iron consist predominantly of minerals such as iron oxides, carbonates, silicates, and sulfides.

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  • 8 years ago

    同意以上兩位大師 。

    2012-07-16 04:38:07 補充:

    Arguing over such an elementary rule, along with your "'the' cannot precede plural nouns" theory, will not get you any concurrences with those who know grammar. It can, however, jeopardize your reputation of English Guru with the more uninformed members of this forum.

    2014-02-04 12:18:31 補充:

    這題如果不是錯在although+but的話,那麼錯在哪裡?

    有人同意DSG所說的 The 不能接 複數名詞 嗎?

    犯了這種小學生都不會犯的錯,還提出那麼牽強的”although和but“可以並存的“證明”, 簡直是侮辱別人的智慧。

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  • Louis
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    本人讚同Ha的分析。although是從屬連接詞,but是對等連接詞,兩個子句的關係不可能既對等,又從屬。

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  • 8 years ago

    Ha +1

    本句的Although或but只能用其一.

    2012-07-15 11:16:45 補充:

    抱歉要指出, DSG的說法並不能成為although與but可以並用的理由.

    因為那只是那篇文章編輯或排版的瑕疵, 校對沒做好, 正確寫法應是:

    They had never seen the ocean although they had heard about it (but never seen it),

    括號中的部份是外加的、多餘重複的, 不算全句的一部份, 口語中對小朋友說話常常如此.

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  • 8 years ago

    "deposits" are in plural. so you DON'T use article "the" in front of it. Articles, such as "a", "an", "the", are used when it is in singular (單數的) form.

    2012-07-15 01:39:08 補充:

    Let me give an example about using "although" and "but" together:

    2012-07-15 01:39:32 補充:

    "A long time ago there were people living high up in the mountains. They had never seen the ocean. Although they had heard about it, but never seen it, and this made them feel very sad. So one woman in the village said:

    2012-07-15 01:40:02 補充:

    "Don't be sad; what you can't see, you can see--you just have to see without looking..."

    2012-07-15 01:41:29 補充:

    does it seem OK to you? What if I remove "but" from the sentence? What about spoken English--I mean, would it sound odd even in spoken English?

    To me, not having "although" and "but" together is just a logic issue, not grammatical issue.

    2012-07-15 01:43:45 補充:

    Even though, grammatically, people advising not to use it, but in the real world conversation, it is still used quite often. Is it grammatically error or what ?

    2012-07-15 01:47:12 補充:

    The example above is from a discussion Americans have:

    http://tw.knowledge.yahoo.com/question/question?qi...

    2012-07-15 01:48:38 補充:

    From this discussion, you can see, they do have the idea about not having "although" and "but" together, but it is still acceptable and needed.

    2012-07-15 02:21:26 補充:

    Using "the deposits" is likely to be in a title:

    http://www.arctic-info.com/Encyclopedia/Rubric/The...

    If you move "richest" in front of "deposits", then yes, you can say "the richest deposits" (also found in context of the above reference, in the 4th paragraph).

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