Author: yanglei

求解:华盛顿邮报里的一句话 [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2007-11-16 11:28:40 |Display all floors
Originally posted by yanglei at 2007-11-15 11:19 PM

Among the most troubling have been incidents of geological instability
这个 Among 和 have been 怎么理解??

关于 Among:上面的“最令人忧心的”应该改为“最令人忧心的事情之一”。

“have been” 比较难解释。如果把整句话重写(paraphrase),可以这样说:

There are some troubling signs about the Three Gorges project.  One of them is the fact that there have been (曾经发生) incidents of geological instability.


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Post time 2007-11-16 11:44:46 |Display all floors

看来 这个句子 并非那么简单啊

可能是我基础太差了,总感觉遇到一句很难以理解的话 弄不清楚 就不舒服。也不想这样敷衍过去,毕竟只有这样才能进步。感谢各位支持!
Among the most troubling have been incidents of geological instability
这个 Among 和 have been 怎么理解??

关于 Among:上面的“最令人忧心的”应该改为“最令人忧心的事情之一”。 这个能接受,不知道其他网友还有否其他意见,但是 have been  在这里的用法相当让人费解! 总感觉Among the most troubling 与 have been incidents of geological instability  之间还缺点成分一样!

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Post time 2007-11-16 12:01:13 |Display all floors

among and have been

那个上下文讲的是三峡水库造成的诸多问题。among...在诸多最令人担忧的问题当中;have been是表示迄今为止已被人们意识到的,隐含还有可能存在尚未被人们意识到的。这是文人写作“危言耸听”的笔法。

地质不稳定性所带来的灾害性事件(如山体滑坡、泥石流)时有发生。三峡水库是否必然引发更多更强事件,尚未定论。所以从科学上讲,把incidents译成隐患更合理。如果原文中用the incidents,那就是在说已经发生过的特定事件了。

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Post time 2007-11-16 12:03:25 |Display all floors
Originally posted by yanglei at 2007-11-15 11:44 PM
总感觉Among the most troubling 与 have been incidents of geological instability  之间还缺点成分一样!

句子没有问题。看来是倒装语法——这样倒回去是不是更好理解一点:
Incidents of geological instability have been among the most troubling (= one of the most troubling).

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Post time 2007-11-16 14:46:54 |Display all floors
The sentence should go like this "Incidents of geological instability in the soaring gorges that now embrace a reservoir stretching behind the dam across a good portion of Hubei province 600 miles southwest of Beijing have been the most troubling." However, the subject is too    long.

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Post time 2007-11-17 00:25:03 |Display all floors
Originally posted by lzwxbgd at 2007-11-16 14:46
The sentence should go like this "Incidents of geological instability in the soaring gorges that now embrace a reservoir stretching behind the dam across a good portion of Hubei province 600 m ...

totally agree
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Post time 2007-11-17 12:35:40 |Display all floors
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