means作主语时谓语动词用单数还是复数呢?

means作主语时谓语动词用单数还是复数?
 
means 表单数意义还是复数意义? 用作主语时,谓语动词用单数还是复数?如:
All possible means __________ been tired.
Every possible means __________ been tired.
A. havehave                        B. hashas                        C. havehas                         D. hashave
此题应选C。名词means(方法)的单复数同形,用作主语时,其谓语的单复数要视具体含义而定:
1. 如果meansallsuchthesethose等词连用,则其含义应该是复数:
These means are very good. 这些方法很好。
Such means sound interestingbut in fact they’reimpossible. 那样的方法听起来有趣,但实际上是不可能的。
2. 如果meansasuch athisthatevery等词连用,则其含义应该是单数:
Such a means is really unpleasant. 这样的方法确实是令人不愉快。
There is an effective means of doing it. 做此事有一种很有效的方法。
3. 有时从句意和上下文无法确定means 到底是单数还是复数,则其谓语用单数或复数均可以:
做这事还有其他的什么办法吗?
正:Are there any other means of doing it?
正:Is there any other means of doing it?
没有好的方法。
正:There is no good means.
正:There are no good means.

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