五. 词性误用(Misuse of Parts of Speech)


“词性误用”常表现为:介词当动词用;形容词当副词用;名词当动词用等.


例1. None can negative the importance of money.


剖析:negative 系形容词,误作动词。


改为:


None can deny the importance of money.





六. 指代不清(Ambiguous Reference of Pronouns)


指代不清主要讲的是代词与被指代的人或物关系不清,或者先后所用的代词不一致。试看下面这一句:


Mary was friendly to my sister because she wanted her to be her bridesmaid.


(玛丽和我姐姐很要好,因为她要她做她的伴娘。)


读完上面这一句话,读者无法明确地判断两位姑娘中谁将结婚,谁将当伴娘。如果我们把易于引起误解的代词的所指对象加以明确,意思就一目了然了。这个句子可改为:


Mary was friendly to my sister because she wante