The name of a country on this planet is what we consider a proper noun. Usually, a proper noun — a person's name, for example — is not preceded by an article (a, an, or the) . However, you can't mention these countries without the article "the": the United States of America, or the United … Continue reading Countries that Must Start with “the”
In the eyes of the tiger, both a human and a rabbit are edibles, and it may even think rabbit is way more delish than human flesh. However, Just because the tiger pegs them as food items doesn’t mean a human is biologically the same as a rabbit. Just because the tiger favors rabbit over … Continue reading A Human or a Rabbit?
The verb to happen means to be witnessed or to be experienced. (a) An accident happened. = (b) An accident was witnessed / was experienced by someone. As you may have noticed, despite the active verb form, Sentence (a) already conveys a connotative passive sense as in Sentence (b). So it wouldn't make sense to … Continue reading Why is “to happen” an intransitive verb?
need 是一個非常常見的詞, 然而不是所有同學都清楚它的正確使用方法. 一、當 need 是一個名詞 (n.) 🟢 need 可以是普通的可數名詞, 但通常用複數形式: children's day-to-day needs 孩子們的每日必需品 // to answer a need 滿足某種需求 🟢 need 也可以是不可數名詞: the basic human need for food 人類對食物的基本需求 // There's no need to cry. 沒必要哭泣. // people in need 有需求的人們 二、當 need 是一個及物動詞 (vt.) 🟢 need sth 需要某物: Jimmy needed some money. … Continue reading need 的使用方法
Key takeaways: An adjective only modifies nouns (or pronouns): She is a beautiful girl. The girl is beautiful. She is beautiful. An adverb modifies anything but nouns (or pronouns): She sings beautifully. (verb + adv.) She sings incredibly beautifully. (adv. + adv.) His job is undeniably important. (adv. + adj.) Jim is standing right behind the tree. … Continue reading Adjectives or Adverbs? 形容詞還是副詞?