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I never could see myself...

以下の文章の「I never could see myself that much was the matter with me,except that I had a beastly cold.」という部分がどういう構文になっているのか、どういう意味なのか分かりません。  Many years ago when I was a young man,I was taken very ill-I never could see myself that much was the matter with me,except that I had a beastly cold. But I suppose it was something very serious,for the doctor said that I ought to have come to him a month before, and that if it,whatever it was,had gone on for another week he would not have answered for the consequences.  以上ですが宜しくお願い致します。

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  • 回答No.2

No.1の訂正と補足です。 [訂正] coundn't => couldn't [補足] 最終的に意味は 「何が起こっているのかそれほどよくわかっていなかった。ただ、酷い風邪を引いてしまったなということは理解できた。」 that muchの“that”は、おそらく“as much as I can make it”の“as”のことであり、“as I can make it”は省略されたものだと思います。結構よく使いますよ。 要は、「~に対して十分なほど(ではない)」という意味です。

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早速の回答ありがとうございます。まだよく分からないのですが、 was the matter with meの主語と意味はどう考えたらいいのでしょうか? that much was the matter with me(多くは私に関する事であった)---これをthat節と考え、seeの目的節と考えたら間違いですか?意味はよく分からなくなりますが・・・

  • 回答No.1

これ、口語っぽいですね。 声に出すと理解できるかも知れないです。形を見ると勘違いします。 1番目のthatと2番目のthatは無関係です。 see: 理解する that much: そんなに, それほど beastly: 恐ろしく 綺麗に整頓して分かり易く置き換えると.... I coundn't catch my condition well, which is going on, but I could understand that it was a dreadful illness.

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