越是簡單的英文,越容易錯。我們請世界公民的學生做副詞的題目,包含很容易搞混的overseas、hardly、aboard、abroad、alone在內,錯誤率都沒有像very這個字這樣高。very這個字被錯用的頻率簡直高得令人難以置信,它到底難在哪裡?從困難指數高到低,我們一起看看:

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1. 我很想留在這兒。
(X) I very want to stay here.
(O) I want to stay here very much.

一般來說副詞可以用來修飾動詞,very雖然是副詞,但它講的是一種程度,不能直接修飾動詞。修飾動詞要用a lot、very much

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2.這本書便宜得多。
(X) This book is very cheaper.
(O) This book is much cheaper.

very可以用來修飾形容詞或副詞的原級,但不能修飾比較級,修飾比較級要用much。用來強調時候、狀態,可以修飾最高級:

我就在下一頁找到了這個句子。
(O) I found the sentence on the very next page.

這是最好的詞典。
(O) This is the very best dictionary.

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3.電話響時我還睡得很熟。
(X) I was still very asleep while the phone rang.
(O) I was still fast asleep while the phone rang.

4.這一刻我非常清醒。
(X) I am very awake at this moment.
(O) I am wide awake at this moment.

5. 昨晚就我一個在辦公室。
(X) I was very alone in the office last night.
(O) I was all alone in the office last night.

6.這本書非常值得一讀。
(X) This book is very worth reading.
(O) This book is well worth reading.

有些形容詞、副詞習慣上不與very搭配。多念幾次,熟悉它們的搭配才能在口語中脫口而出。

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7.財務狀況似乎有很大起色。
(X) The financial situation seems to be very improved.
(O) The financial situation seems to be very much improved.

very不可以用來修飾過去分詞形容詞,因為這些形容詞還是具有動詞的特性。這時候要用much或very much。這個規則難度較高,再來看一個例句:

8.通貨膨脹大大地削弱了英國的貿易地位。
(X) Britain's trade position has been very weakened by inflation.
(O) Britain's trade position has been much/very much weakened by inflation.

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