英语长句加解析

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英语长句加解析

However,it is common to hear assertions of the kind " if you were left on a desert island a few seed potatoes would be more useful to you than a million pounds" as though this proved somthing important about money except the undeniable fact that it would not be of much use to anyone in a situation where very few of us are at all likely to find ourselves.
解析
as though (或as if) 引导的从句是虚假内容,用过去时和现在时的情况都有,例:
I\'m treated as if I were a spy.
I\'m treated as if I\'m the enemy of the government.
我个人理解,前后时态不一致,大概能更好地强调这种虚假.
第二个it不是形式主语,it就是money.
[it would ...ourselves.]是the fact的同位语从句,the fact等价于这句从句,而不是it等价于前面的长句.
单独分析这句从句:
“money would not be of much use to anyone”是主干,之后的“in a situation”是修饰anyone的定语,再后面的“where very few of us are at all likely to find ourselves”是修饰situation的定语从句