Different ways of expressing Actions-3
Different ways of expressing Actions-33. The preposition The use of verbs in English sentences is restricted by grammar rules: usually one sentence can contain only one predicate. If a sentence contains more than one verb, in most cases verbs appear in different levels, that is, the verb expressing the major action or state is used in the primary structure (the main clause) and the rest in the secondary structure (subordinate clauses of infinite forms like the infinitive or participles) unless as parallel joint by conjunctions. Though belonging to function words, the preposition is a very useful part of speech, which not only clearly shows the relation between different parts of the sentence, but also frequently implies the notion of action or state. Then it can also be considered as a kind of secondary clause. So it is often translated into Chinese verbs. See the examples in the below.
- She is over some paper work. (那是她正忙于一些书面工作。)
- The dog is on the chain. (狗用链子锁着。)
- He has someone behind him. (有人给他撑腰。)
- She inspected the table for dust with her fingers. (她用手摸了摸桌子，检查是否有灰尘。)
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