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想問這句話裡面英文的特定用法

No account of the solar system would be complete without mention of comets, for these are just as much members of the sun's family as are the major and minor planets

ask1:No account of ~~~這句話裡面對於account..有特定的用法嗎?我這邊知道他應該是不算~~的意思?希望可以明確一點

ask2:另外just as~~~as~~這邊的用法也看不太懂~~

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  • 7 years ago
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    "account" means "description, state, report" (記述, 描述,報導)

    No account of the solar system would be complete without mention of comets

    =倘若沒有提及彗星,對太陽系的描述將是不完整

    as much members of the sun's family as

    =和太陽系的成員一樣的重要

    for these (comets) are just as much (重要的) members of the sun's family as are the major and minor planets.

    = 彗星是和太陽系重要的成員, 就像太陽系中主要和次要的行星一樣.

    2014-02-11 12:14:13 補充:

    "No account of the solar system would be complete without mention of comets"

    can also be written as:

    Account of solar system would NOT be complete without mention of comets.

    Maybe, the rewritten one is much easier for you to understand.

    2014-02-11 12:15:45 補充:

    However, the original writing is better, even though it might be confusing to you, because it places an emphasis on "NO".

    The way I rewrite would be a plain statement.

    2014-02-11 12:50:34 補充:

    typo!

    彗星是和太陽系重要的成員 ==> 彗星是太陽系重要的成員

    2014-02-11 13:00:38 補充:

    對於account..有特定的用法嗎?我這邊知道他應該是不算~~的意思?

    If you want it to mean "不算~~", it shall use with "for", as "account for", not "account of". When "account" is used with "of", it means "記述, 描述, 報導".

    2014-02-11 13:07:58 補充:

    typo!

    彗星是和太陽系重要的成員 ==> 彗星和太陽系重要的成員

  • Louis
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    No account of the solar system would be complete without mention of comets, for these are just as much members of the sun's family as are the major and minor planets

    ask1:No account of ~~~這句話裡面對於account..有特定的用法嗎?我這邊知道他應該是不算~~的意思?希望可以明確一點

    account是本句的主詞,屬名詞,意思是[介紹或解說]。前面的no是其修飾語,屬形容詞。

    本句是用負面的方式來說的。只要漏了慧星,任何論及太陽系的報告就被視為不完整了,因為慧星和大行星與小行星同為太陽系的成員。

    ask2:另外just as~~~as~~這邊的用法也看不太懂~~

    as much ... as 在本句是用來做副詞性質的原級比較,比較的對象是兩個述部:(1)xxx are members of the sun's family; (2) yyy are members of the sun's family。表示兩者[are]的程度是相同的。

    xxx = comets

    yyy = the major and minor planets

    第二部分因為主詞太長而倒裝,將are移到the major and minor plantes之前(這樣才不會頭重腳輕,不自然),主詞補語因與第一句相同省略。

    as much被安插在第一部分的動詞之後,as被用來帶出倒裝後的第二句。

    比較會有不同的狀況:(如比較love的相同程度)

    I love you as much as he loves you. > I love you as much as he does.

    不同的主詞,相同的受詞。(第二組述部可以助動詞代替,避免重複)

    I love him as much as I love her. > I love him as much as her.

    相同的主詞,不同的受詞。(可省略第二組I love,避免重複)

  • 7 years ago

    I am just as happy as you are.

    He is just as tall as she is.

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