Sunday, 19 February 2012

"Two million dollars is ..." 和 "two million dollars are ...",究竟哪一個才是對的?


"Two million dollars is ..." 和 "two million dollars are ...",究竟哪一個才是對的?

答案是:前者才是對的。

以金錢作為句子的主語 (subject),不論金錢的數目是多少,我們都應該用 "is": 

Two million dollars is a hefty sum of money.  (correct) 
Two million dollars are a hefty sum of money.  (wrong!)

跟金錢一樣,距離作為句子的 subject 也是跟 "is" 配搭: 

Five hundred miles is a very long distance.  (correct) 
Five hundred miles are a very long distance.  (wrong!)

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