Particularly interesting are a series of collections which continue to document the evolution of ceremony and of material forms for which the Department already possesses early collections formed after the first contact with Europeans.

(1)
不應該是..interesting is a series of collections...啥是are
(2) the evolution of ceremony and of material forms
那邊可以減化一個of..變成the evolution of ceremony and material forms
(3)for which
?
(4)
請問關於(1) Particularly interesting are a series of collections 倒裝句,這個用法是不是只要副詞放在前,我可以倒裝呢?

 

 

Elisa 解答

Particularly interesting are a series of collections, which continue to document the evolution of ceremony and of material forms, for which the Department already possesses early collections, formed after the first contact with Europeans.

 

 

 

I tried to break down the sentences, so it is easier to understand.  

 

(1) Particularly interesting are a series of collections 倒裝句

 

=> A series of collections are particularly interesting. 

 

** Particularly is the adverb describing interesting, the adjective.  Interesting is the adjective which describes the subject: a series of collections.  The subject is “a series of collection”, so the verb should be plural “are”

 

 

(2) which continue to document the evolution of ceremony and of material forms,

 

=> A series of collections continue to document the evolution of ceremony and of material forms

 

** which is the preposition connecting the two sentences into one.

 

 ** the evolution of ceremony and of material forms = the evolution of ceremony and the evolution of material forms = the evolution of ceremony and material forms = the evolution about ceremony and (about) material forms.  It is okay to omit the 2nd of.

 

 

 

For example:  the story of a thief and of a nobleman = the story of a thief and a nobleman.

 

 

 

(3) for which the Department already possesses early collections

 

=> For this series of collection, the Department already possesses early collections

 

 

 

the Department already possesses early collections formed after the first contact with Europeans.

 

=> the Department already possesses early collections (which were) formed after the first contact with Europeans.

 

 ** “which was” – omitted.


Series is applied to a number of things of the same kind, usually related to each other, arranged or happening in order. (A series of + countable nouns + plural verbs.)

Series is always used with countable nouns, so the verb should be plural.

For example: A series of speeches were given to the graduating students last week.
A series of waterfalls plunge into the Pacific Ocean.

An unknown male suspect is being sought in connection with a series of bank robberies which were committed in the Chicago suburbs since 2002
see http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/unkn/illinoisbank.htm


(4) Not exactly. It depends on the adverbs and what they are used to describe.  Usually 倒裝句 is used to emphasize.

I hardly go to work before 7am. => Hardly do I go to work before 7am. (Here, hardly is used to describe go (v.) )


This painting is extremely expensive => Extremely expensive is this painting (Here, extremely is used to describe expensive (adj.))

不用倒裝句
He poured the milk into the cup => Into the cup he poured the milk

We usually go grocery shopping during the weekend => During the weekend, we usually go grocery shopping.



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