have the folly to do sth / of doing sth的用法值得商榷
■本站特约作者 李 翔
I had the folly to trust such a man. 我真愚蠢，竟相信这样的人。
= I had the folly of trusting such a man.
笔者认为句中 folly 的用法有两点值得商榷：一是 have是否可以与folly搭配？二是have the folly是否可以接 to do sth或of doing sth作后置定语？
(1) Jonathan Crowther Oxford Collocations Dictionary for Students of English (外语教学与研究出版社 2003年7月第1版) P318：
folly lack of good judgement VERB+FOLLY realize, recognize, see, demonstrate, show, underline
(2) (日) 市川繁治郎主编《英语搭配大辞典》(外语教学与研究出版社2006年10月第1版)P724：
folly <动词+> commit (a) folly | denounce sb’s folly | I realize my folly. | We have seen the folly of such a course.
folly V commit a folly counterfeit folly‖denounce sb’s folly‖hint at sb’s folly‖The government persisted in its folly. ‖We have seen the folly of such a course.‖Smith smiled at his own folly.
folly V argue against the folly of the hesitation‖commit a folly‖counterfeit folly‖Her beauty deluded me to folly.‖denounce sb’s folly‖The government persisted in its folly.‖The old man smiled sadly as he remembered the follies of his youth. ‖She seduced him into folly.‖We have seen the folly of such a course.‖Please talk to her about the folly of quitting school.
(5) 朱榕贞主编《最新英语句型搭配词典》(四川人民出版社 2004年6 月第1版)P518：
folly [动+名] commit a folly counterfeit folly
(6)在BUY-BNC BRTISH NATIONAL CORPUS (UK,1980s-1993) (Mark Davies, Brigham Young University ) http://corpus.byu.edu/bnc/ 上搜索“[V?] the folly”即“动词+the folly”共得到28个不同的动词形式（如see与saw属于两个不同的动词形式）与“the folly”搭配的38个例句，但没有一例包含“have，has，had，having”与“the folly”的搭配例句。
(7)在The CORPUS OF CONTEMPORAY AMERICAN ENGLISH (1990-2012) (Mark Davies, Brigham Young University) http://www.americancorpus.org/上搜索“[V?] the folly”即“动词+the folly”共得到61个不同的动词形式（如see与saw属于两个不同的动词形式）与“the folly”搭配的104个例句，而仅有一例包含“had”与“the folly”的搭配例句：Each contributed to the rise of systematic theology in the Christian faith, what Aldous Huxley called that " busy fantasy of jurists, " men who were " so far from having transcended selfness and the prejudices of education that they had the folly and presumption to interpret the universe in terms of the Jewish and Roman law with which they happened to be familiar, " and who in the process well ruined the best of what Jesus's teaching had to offer.