「If only」 的三種用法

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雖說世上沒有後悔藥,但我們往往在一些事情完成得不到位時,就會感嘆一句 「要是……就好了」。本集 「一分鐘英語」 帶來 「If only…(要是……就好了)」 這個句式的講解。看視頻,學習如何使用 「If only…」。

文字稿

Sam

Hello, everyone. I’m Sam from BBC Learning English. And today, we’re going to look at the three ways in which we use ‘if only’.

We use this to say that we would like something to be different. But careful – it has different forms.

For the past, we use ‘if only + past perfect’. If only I hadn’t left my keys at home!

For the present, we use ‘if only + past simple’. For example: If only I understood maths!

Or: If only I were good at maths. Where we use ‘were’ instead of ‘was’.

And to talk about the future, we use ‘if only + would + a verb’. For example: If only he would call.

If only English were easier, eh?

用法小結

If only

We use ‘if only’ to say we’d like something to be different.
我們用 「if only」 來表示 「要是……就好了」。

1. For the past, we use ‘if only + past perfect’.
談論過去,用 「if only + 過去完成時」 的結構。

  • If only I hadn’t left my keys at home!

2. For the present, we use ‘if only + past simple’.
談論現在,我們使用 「if only + 一般過去時」 的結構。

  • If only I understood maths!
  • If only I were better at maths!

3. To talk about the future, we use ‘if only + would + verb’.
談論將來,我們使用 「if only + would + 動詞原形」 的結構。

  • If only he would call.