最近在某文章中看到了一種奇怪的用法Take, for example, my family, ...不是 take my family for example 嗎
Charles Wang 2015-06-12 12:47:39
“Take someone/ something for example” would normally be rephrased as “take for example someone/ something” when the object “someone/ something” is too lengthy to be sandwiched in between the transitive verb “take” and the prepositional phrase “for example” to make the phrase unclear.Take the following sentence for example:Take for example Nobi Hayashi, a journalist and author of Steve Jobs: The Greatest Creative Director.The lengthy object “Nobi Hayashi, a journalist and author of Steve Jobs: The Greatest Creative Director” would normally bring up the rear and be put on the back burner.
Michael Wen 2015-06-13 07:39:35
都可以，但後者較常用，例如 Take the following sentence, for example: "ChToEn just opened its own forum."
賴韋翰 2015-06-13 09:32:15
Thanks for your interpretation.
賴韋翰 2015-06-13 09:42:02
Should there be commas between the words? Take, for example, Nobi Hayashi, a journalist and author of Steve Jobs.Or they can be omitted?
Charles Wang 2015-06-13 10:45:06
賴韋翰Either way will do.1. Without a pair of commas: (more concise)Take for example Nobi Hayashi, a journalist and author of Steve Jobs.2. With a pair of commas: (clearer)Take, for example, Nobi Hayashi, a journalist and author of Steve Jobs.The same reasoning also applies to “take into account/ consideration someone/ something” and the like.
Michael Wen 2015-06-13 12:28:27
Charles Wang I love your answer.
賴韋翰 2015-06-13 13:07:38
It is indecnt of him to take money away from his divorced wife.