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f asked in 社會與文化語言 · 6 years ago

已經畢業要用my major was 還是is

因為是事實感覺要用is

但又是過去的事,已經結束課程了.感覺又要用was

請問已經畢業要講我的major....後面要用was or is?

Update:

I majored in..聽起來是一種交談中的用法, 在正式書信表我的主修呢? 謝謝~

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  • 6 years ago
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    From your description, you shall use "was". However, I would NOT use:

    My major was xxx.

    instead I would say:

    I majored in xxx.

    When you use "my major was xxx." It can mean you change your major from xxx to yyy. It might NOT mean you have already graduated.

    2014-09-11 13:06:02 補充:

    Be-verb is a static verb, but "major" is an action verb. Hence, using "I major(ed) in xxx" is much stronger and active than "my major is (was) xxx."

    If this is going to be in an essay writing, I would use "I majored in xxx." to carry the action, not just to state a status.

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  • 6 years ago

    如已經畢業,在正式書信可寫獲得的學位,B.A, B.S., Masters,PhD 等等,如:

    B.S. in Economics

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  • Louis
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    6 years ago

    My major was ...=我以修的主修是...(但我後來轉系改修別的科了)。

    My major is ... =我的主修是 ... (這是我的專長,一直如此,沒有也不會改變)

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