Saturday, 5 May 2012

Forever 和 for ever 有分別嗎?


當意思是「永遠」時,"forever" 和 "for ever" 是通用的: 

Jeff told Crystal that he would love her forever. 
Jeff told Crystal that he would love her for ever. 

"Ever" 這個字本身可以解作 "always";要強調「永永遠遠」這意思,我們可以說 "for ever and ever":

 Jeff told Crystal that he would love her for ever and ever. 

當意思是「總是,老是」的時後,我們則只能用 "forever",不能用 "for ever"。這時候的 "forever" 通常與進行式的動詞 (verbs in the progressive or continuous tenses) 並用:

She is forever forgetting her keys. (她老是忘記帶鑰匙。) 
He is forever playing dumb! (他總是裝傻!)

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