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Morrie
对for two weeks 提问 我的试卷上有一题是这样的:对for two weeks提问 He can't play football for two weeks. __ __ __ he can't play football? 老师说应在横线上填How long does。是这样的吗?我觉得这个题目有些问题。
Oct 23, 2012 11:51 AM
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For how many weeks can't he play football ? How many weeks does he have to go without playing football ?
October 23, 2012
How long does he can't play football? definitely is wrong. How long can't he play football? It doesn't seem to be wrong, but it feels weird. Maybe it's because we use can/can't to express ability and "how long can't..." implies losing ability for a defined period of time. Even thinking about a model situation is frustrating. Here are some workarounds for you: How long before .... can ... ? How long is/are ... unable to ....? hope this helps.
October 23, 2012
Morrie
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Chinese (Mandarin), English
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