suppose和supposing可用于引导条件从句吗

发布时间:2022-05-21T10:02:07 英语语法

supposesupposing可用于引导条件从句吗

 

suppose本来是动词,supposing本来是现在分词,但它们有可用作连词,引导条件状语从句,其意为“假若”“如果”等;此时主句通常为疑问句。如:

Supposing he can’t come, who will do the work? 假使他不能来,这工作谁做?

Supposing he does not come, shall we go without him? 如果他不来,是不是不带他去?

Suppose you were given a chance to study in America, would you accept? 假如给你一个到美国学习的机会,你会接受吗?

Suppose [Supposing] (that) we miss the train, what shall we do? 假如我们误了火车,我们将怎么办?

注意,suppose用作连词引导条件状语从句时,它必须置于主句之前,但supposing用作连词引导条件状语从句时,则可置于主句之前,也可以置于主句之后。如:

We'd love to come and see you on Saturday, supposing I don't have to work that day. 我想星期六来看你,假若那天我不上班的话。