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He stepped into a cave and what should he see but a tigress with her baby tigers.

如何理解what…部分的句构问题和情态助动词should的语义问题?

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最佳答案 4天前

这是个习语,其中should可能强调惊异的情绪。

1. 参见韦氏词典。

what/who should someone see but

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—used to say that someone is surprised to see something or someone

I looked up and what should I see but a hummingbird right over my head.

They were walking along when who should they see but Kim!

2. 参见朗文词典。

what should I see but something/who should appear but somebody etc

used to show that you were surprised when you saw a particular thing, when a particular person appeared etc

Just at that moment, who should walk in but old Jim himself.

值得注意的是,最后一个例句使用了句号。

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这部分的意思是:除了看到一只母老虎以及身边的几只小虎仔外,其他什么也看不到。我根据个人的语感来理解是:what should he see 用问句形式表述陈述含义,有强调意味。should 可以理解为表示一种推断。如果单独使用此句,一般应该用问号结尾。但因为前面有and连接,用了句号,表示这是一句话。如果不使用what结构, 应该是:...and should see nothing but a tigress with her baby tigers.

个人理解,未必准确。欢迎其他老师和网友补充更正。

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