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Do you remember all those years when scientists argued that smoking would kill us but the doubters insisted that we did not know for sure? That the evidence was inconclusive, the science uncertain?

请问老师,最后一句the science uncertain是有什么省略吗?这是什么语言现象?

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最佳答案 2021-04-28 10:04

That the evidence was inconclusive, the science uncertain?

这个句子属于承前省略,其实是个宾语从句,它也是 insisted 的宾语。the science uncertain 看作省略了 was,与前文并列,或 “独立主格结构” 均可以。

整个句子可以这样理解:

the doubters insisted that we did not know for sure, that the evidence was inconclusive, and that  the science was uncertain.

怀疑者坚持认为我们不能确定,(因为)证据是不确定的,科学是不确定的。——你还记得那些年月里出现的这些不确定吗?


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  • 颜一琢 提出于 2021-04-28 08:18