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这句话中的谓语动词是虚拟语气,还是陈述语气? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2018-2-27 17:14:35 |Display all floors
I was afraid lest she would be displeased.  (Mrs. Gaskell)
我怕她会不高兴。

Mrs. Gaskell的这句话中,would be displeased是虚拟语气,还是陈述语气?
由于主句谓语动词was是过去式,所以would be displeased可以理解为与主句时态呼应的一般过去式。
另一方面,be afraid lest又是虚拟语气的常见形式,因此,would be displeased理解为虚拟语气也可以。
那么,Mrs. Gaskell的这句话中,would be displeased到底是虚拟语气,还是陈述语气呢?

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Post time 2018-2-27 22:04:03 |Display all floors
lest 一般引导虚拟语气

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Post time 2018-2-28 17:00:43 |Display all floors
english2008 Post time: 2018-2-27 22:04
lest 一般引导虚拟语气

如果理解为与主句时态呼应的直陈语气一般过去式,为什么就不对呢?

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