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大家能帮我看一看这个句子吗?

[已注销] 2010-07-22
在新概念第四册第五课第三段中有一句话‘They have an air of freedom, and they have not a dreary commitment to mean ambitions or love of comfort.'
小弟我不明白为什么是they have not... 而不是they don't have...
首先谢谢回复的人
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  • royliudb
    Have you any idea where chocolate comes from?

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100711073957AAW7zEP
    "Not" in British English. "I have a car" negates to:

    formally: "I do not have a car"
    informally: "I don't have a car" / "I haven't got a car"

    Optional further detail:
    Out of interest, the negation of "I have a" to "I have not a" was historically correct as late as the 1800s (see Google Books http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&;cli… ) but it has largely dropped out of the language. However, there are a few contexts where it's still used - for instance, "You haven't a chance of winning", "I haven't any money", and so on - but you needn't worry about those because "I don't have ..." is reliably correct.

  • ʚWillɞ
    就是英语和美语的区别。。。 虽然英国也用don't have~
  • [已注销]
    royliudb,你的英文真的很好啊,你的回答让我茅塞顿开,谢谢你。
  • 路人
    英式是haven't got

    have not,是老式英语,现在用得比较少。
  • maidodo
    这一句是和上一句对应的
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