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Post time 2007-7-7 09:32:51 |Display all floors
No, it is not "........It's very likely to happen in the long term, but not likely to happen in the short term......"

The phrase does not rule out the possibility that it can happen quite soon. There is no such indication whatsoever. Not that I can see, anyway.

It can happen in the near future. However, it may also be the case that it will take much longer than expected to happen. But it is quite unconceivable that it will not happen at all in the long term.

虽然是这个意思,但是作者是在谈一个”底线“

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Post time 2007-7-7 12:00:54 |Display all floors
个人觉得问题不在于too ....not to..的否定之否定的问题, 而在于in the long term在这里面的作用

比较赞同hwgr01

It is going to happen eventually
Sooner or later it will happen

第三方开发人员迟早会迎来这个大好机遇的
Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish 求知若饥, 虚心若愚
www.youtube.com/watch?v=60cDHb-tvMA

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Post time 2007-7-7 12:23:58 |Display all floors

2 cents

迟早=sooner or later似乎不妥当

in the long term=at a later time

[ Last edited by hly2008 at 2007-7-7 12:58 PM ]

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Post time 2007-7-7 12:52:29 |Display all floors

两点看法:

1.  “it” 不是指机会,而是 Apple will release the ability to put applications on the home screen so that the Mac development community can develop new features for the millions of users 这种局面.

2.  “not likely to happen in the short term” 并没有 rule out the possibility that it can happen quite soon,只是说可能性不大。如果作者没有这层意思,而是认为长期短期的可能性差不多,那么原句子写成 “the opportunity for third-party developers is too great for it not to happen” 就足够了,后面加上 “in the long term” 完全没有意义。

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Post time 2007-7-7 12:57:55 |Display all floors
同意JL的观点,我认为it不是指机会,因为如果是机会的话,那么和happen搭配不对
我认为it是指policy change

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Post time 2007-7-7 13:12:53 |Display all floors

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对第三方开发商而言,他们的(市场)机会是如此之大,长期下来苹果公司怎能会不改变策略允许让开发商去更改开机画面呢?

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Post time 2007-7-7 13:19:05 |Display all floors

another

大家看来看看下面几个我在网上找到的句子:

I think the market in Chicago is too large for anybody not to want to come here,"
Your work is far too wonderful for someoine not to want to publish it.
But the story was just too irresistible for Corliss not to tell again and again
this video is a bit too humorous for petrov not to post
ts market value of the LSE is just too huge for shareholders not to explore more aggressive approaches to value building and materialisation.
Yet his formative memories are too vivid for Hasselbaink not to realise his more lasting good fortune
Such an incident was too favorable for Berquin's enemies not to be eagerly turned to profit by them
The world is too small, too diverse, and much too dangerous for condescension not to have its adverse consequences.
They are only $1 a piece, so it is just too cheap for Jon not to buy at least 5 every time we go to the store.
He was about to finally answer her when the bosun appeared and whispered -- far too loudly for Lizzie not to hea
Everything is going far too smoothly for this not to be the right thing to be doing.



请大家注意,上面的句子中一个现象:
都是A +too..for ..B.not to
而不是A+too..for A not to


也就是所too..for...not..to是在说两件事情,其中第一件对后一件的影响



个人观点,请赐教

[ Last edited by hly2008 at 2007-7-7 01:25 PM ]

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