其它从句

5.6 其它从句

虚拟语气除主要用于条件句(也就是状语从句)外,还可用于主语从句、宾语从句、表语从句、定语从句等。   

5.6.1 虚拟语气在主语从句中的应用    

“常用在It is (was)+形容词 / 过去分词+that引导的主语从句”的句型中的主语从句要用虚拟语气。主语从句的谓语用should+动词原形(或should+have+过去分词)或 只用动词原形(尤其是美国英语)。should在此是助动词,本身并无实义,这种主语从句中的should有时有感情色彩。    

It’s important that we(should)workout a plan.  

我们(应该)制定计划,这非常重要。(带有“要求”的含义)    

It’s better that he go at once. (带有“建议”的意思)    

他马上去更好。 

1)用于本句型的形容词并不多,常见形容词有:necessary,important,best, right, impossible,preferable,desirable, imperative, advisable,essential,reserved,urgent,等。    

It is necessary that he(should)be sent there at once.   

他(应该)立刻被派到那里是必要的。    

It’s strange that he should say so.     

很奇怪他这么说。 

I was glad that he should go.   

我很高兴他要去。 

It is important that we should speak politely.    

重要的是我们应该礼貌说话。 

It is a pity that she should fare so badly.   

可惜她过得这么糟糕。 

It’s right that you should think that way.    

你这么想是对的。 

2)用于本句型中的过去分词就是表示提议要求、命令等动词的过去分词,如suggested,settled, required,requested,demanded,urged,decided,proposed,ordered,desired,advised等。    

It is requested that Professor Liu(should)give us a lecture. 

大家要求刘教授给我们讲课。      

It is desired that we(should)get everything ready by tonight.    

我们希望今晚能够做好一切准备。 

I’m ashamed you should have done such a thing.  

我很惭愧你做了这样的事情。 

It has been suggested that the meeting(should)be put off. 

有人建议推迟会议。    

It is settled that you leave us, then?   

那么你要离开我们了吗? 

注意:这种句型中的主语从句也可用陈述语气,如:It was important that he made anexplicit statement on this score last week. 他上个星期对于这一方面做了明确的说明,这是很重要的。  

5.6.2 虚拟语气在宾语从句中的应用    

1)宾语从句在表示提议、要求、命令、意志等动词后,其谓语用should+动词原形或只用动词原形的虚拟语气,作为 suggest,request,demand,urge,propose,prefer,advise,insist,require,order,command,maintain,ask,object, arrange, desire等动词的宾语。     

The doctor suggested that he not go there.医生建议他不要去那里。    

He suggested that we should leave early. 他建议我们早点动身。    

The judge ordered that the prisoner should be remanded. 法官命令被告还押。   

2)wish的宾语的从句,表示愿望,常省去连词that。    

  1. 从句的谓语动词可用过去式,表示现在的愿望(与现在事实相反),虽实现的可能性不大,但仍有实现的可能。    

I wish it were true.我但愿这是真的。    

  1. 从句的谓语动词还可用“could(would,might)+动词原形”用来表示将来的愿望    

I wish you would stay a little longer.我希望你再待一会儿。    

  1. 表示无能为力的过去愿望(与过去事实相反),可用“had +过去分词”或“could(would,might)+have+过去分词”   

I wish you had called yesterday.我希望你昨天来过电话。    

We wish you had come to our New Year’s party. 

我们真希望你来参加了我们的新年联欢会。   

3)would rather, would sooner等表示愿望,其宾语从句常用虚拟过去式。    

  1. 表示与现在和将来含义事实相反的虚拟语气要用动词的过去式    
  1. 用过去完成式(had + 过去分词)表示过去事实相反的含义    

I would rather you came tomorrow. 

我宁愿你明天来。    

I’d sooner she left the heavy end of the work to someone else. 

我宁愿她把重活留给别人。 

4)有些动词,如think, expect, believe,其否定式的宾语从句亦可用should+动词原形。   

I never thought he should refuse.我万没有想到他会拒绝。    

She did not expect that you should come.她没有预料你会来。   

5.6.3 虚拟语气在表语从句中的应用    

名词suggestion,proposal,order,advice,demand等作主语,其后的表语从句中的谓语动词一般使用虚拟语气,用should +动词原形或省略should。    

My suggestion is that we (should) send a few soldiers to help them.    

我的建议是我们应派几个战士去增援他们。    

My advice is that you (should) treat her well.     

我的忠告是你应该善待她。    

He makes the demand that she (should) leave the place at once.      

他提出一个要求,要求她立刻离开这个地方。    

My suggestion is that we should tell him.   

我的建议是我们应该告诉他。    

Our only request is that this should be settled as soon as possible.   

我们唯一的请求就是尽快解决这个问题。    

注意:虚拟语气也可以用于同位语从句。    

There was a suggestion that Brown should be droppedfrom the team. 

有一项建议是布朗应该离队。  

5.6.4 虚拟语气在定语从句中的应用    

常用在It is time (that)„句型中,定语从句常用虚拟过去式。 

It is time the children went to bed.    

孩子们早该上床睡觉了。(表示催促)    

It’s high time that he began to think how to deal with money.     

他早该开始考虑如何与钱打交道。    

It is time we left.我们该走了。  

It is time we went to bed.我们该去睡觉了。 

5.6.5 虚拟式动词原形亦常用在独立句中,表愿望    

God bless you! 上帝保佑你。    

God damn it! 该死的!    

The devil take you! 见鬼去吧!    

So be it then. 就那样吧。   

5.6.6 虚拟时态与谓语动词时态的关系:从句中的虚拟时态往往不受全句谓语时态的影响。    

1)用于主语从句。   

2)用于宾语从句。 

试比较:    

I suggest that we should go tomorrow. 

我建议我们明天走。    

I suggested that we should go the next day. 

我建议我们第二天走。    

She said, “If I were a boy I would join the army.” 

她说,“我如是男孩,就参军。”   

She said that if she were a boy, she would join the army. 

她说她如是男孩就参军。    

但强调现在时刻的虚拟式在间接引语中需要遵守时态一致的原则。 

试比较:    

“If I knew how it worked, I could tell you what to do,” he said.   

“假如我知道它是如何运行的话,我就会告诉你该怎么办,”他说道。    

He said that if he had known how it worked he could have told me what to do.   

他说假如他知道它是如何运行的话,他就会告诉我该怎么办。    

“If I knew the answer to all your questions I’d be a genius,” he said.   

“我如知道你所有问题的答案,我就是天才了。”他说道。    

He said that if he knew the answer to all my questions, he’d be a genius.   

他说他如知道我所有问题的答案,他就是天才了。    

但如果全句谓语是虚拟语气,其后从句的时态则多受其影响,现在时态应随之而变为过去时态。 

I would think he was wrong.我看他是错了。(须用was,试比较:I think he is wrong)   

It would seem that she was right. 她似乎是对的。(须用was,试比较:It seems that she is right). 

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