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以致 - only with negative consequences


Scoobyqueen

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I was under the understanding that 以致 was used only as a consequence of negative events or circumstances. However, looking at one example I realise this may not be the case. Can anyone shed any light as to whether it is mostly used after negatives.

Thanks in advance.

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The example I found where the term was used in a positive sense was from dict.cn:

乡村风光太美了,以致于他决定再多呆一星期

I have only seen it being a consequence of something negative roughly translated as "so unfortunately xyz"

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i think you are pretty clever and have a good attitude in learning a foreign language.

You are right "以致" in most cases could lead to a rather bad situation, but it's neutral ,too.

let me show you an example, you can say " she's so beautiful 以致 there will be car accidents whenever she's walking on the street, or 以致 everybody will look at her twice in a breath-taking manner.:mrgreen:"

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Thank for the response Brutus. I liked your examples. I find examples like that make you remember things more clearly.

Unfortunately, my job (in PR) requires this "hair-splitting" approach, but it does assist the retention since you need to be thorough about every word you pen down.

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