On English Inanimate Subject Sentences from the Perspective of Chinese Language

  •  Chunlei Wang    


The inanimate subject sentence is sometimes called the impersonal subject sentence, which also is a unique linguistic phenomenon in English. Considering the cultural differences between the East and the West and the characteristics of English and Chinese, this kind of sentence pattern is difficult for Chinese learners. The purpose of this paper aims to address the features of inanimate subject on the basis of the analysis and research of inanimate subject sentences. English inanimate subject sentences are special linguistic phenomenon. In order to better analyze and understand inanimate subject sentences, a tentative classification and analysis is conducted on its subject types and semantic features. And more examples are demonstrated to illuminate the application of the inanimate subjects in English and Chinese.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1923-869X
  • ISSN(Online): 1923-8703
  • Started: 2011
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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