Original sentence: It can also be a disadvantage: since it doesn't do everything for you, there's a lot you have to do yourself.

Source: Steve Summit's C class note, Chapter 1, paragraph 1, sentence 3

Extra Comments:

Clause 1: It can also be a disadvantage:

Clause 2: since it doesn't do everything for you,

Clause 3: there's a lot (that) you have to do yourself.

Analysis:

Clause 1: It can also be a disadvantage:

S+V: It can be
C:
它可能是

Q: 是什麼?
E: It can be a disadvantage:
C:
它可能是一項缺點

Q: 還有什麼補充?
E: It can also be a disadvantage:
C:
可能是一項缺點

Clause translation: 它也可能是一項缺點 (下面解釋原因)

Clause 2: since it doesn't do everything for you,

S+V: it doesn't do
C:
它不會做

Q: 做什麼?
E: it doesn't do everything
C:
它不會做每件事

Q: 為誰做?
E: it doesn't do everything for you,
C:
它不會為你做每件事

Q: 還有什麼補充?
E: since it doesn't do everything for you,
C:
因為它不會為你做每件事

Clause translation:因為它不會為你做每件事 (這裡說因為,下面說所以)

Clause 3: there's a lot (that) you have to do yourself.

S+V: there's
C:

Q: 有什麼?
E: there's a lot
C:
許多事

Q: 這些事如何?
E: there's a lot (that) you have to do yourself.
C:
有許多事你必須自己動手做

Clause translation: 所以有許多事你必須自己動手做

Final translation: 這也可能是一項缺點: 因為C不會主動為你把每樣事都做好,所以許多事你必須自己動手做。

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