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Post time 2009-1-13 19:50:27 |Display all floors
Originally posted by littleboat at 2009-1-13 05:34
He stil lives the way he used to.

要我,我会这么翻译。



岂不自相矛盾?
"Used to" is for something that happened regularly in the past but no longer happens.
It would make sense to say:
I live the way he used to.
But how can HE "still live" the way HE (the same person) used to? :)

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Post time 2009-1-15 19:43:08 |Display all floors
Originally posted by tumujerome at 2009-1-13 19:50



岂不自相矛盾?
"Used to" is for something that happened regularly in the past but no longer happens.
It would make sense to say:
I live the way he used to. ...

赞同#15的观点!
#14给出的句子的确有点矛盾。"used to"表示过去常常做而现在不做的事情,既然现在仍以从前的方式生活着,则用"used to"显然不大合适的。

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Post time 2009-1-18 03:18:51 |Display all floors
Originally posted by fm1134 at 2009-1-17 12:15
看#14的作者littleboat还是位"senior member",怎么会犯这么低级的错误?


   Even Homer sometimes nods, my friend. Don't be overly harsh on our fellow learners.

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Post time 2009-1-19 01:59:45 |Display all floors
To err is human; to forgive is divine.
  --  Alexander Pope

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Post time 2009-1-20 16:30:27 |Display all floors
i'd say number 2 as well...

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Post time 2009-1-21 13:54:59 |Display all floors
Originally posted by littleboat at 2009-1-13 18:34
He stil lives the way he used to.


要我,我会这么翻译。



这句符合口语常规。 1&2都对,3太累赘(不符合常规表达)   1. in可省

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