字彙問題一覽表

字彙問題一覽表
Q:中文的「暑假」,分別有人寫成或說成 summer holiday 或 summer holidays,它們有何不同呢?
Q:ton 和 tonne 之間有何不同呢?
Q:also, as well 和 too 之間有何不同呢?
Q: New single dropped. 這句是什麼意思呢?
Q:anti-, ex-, post-, pre- 等字首是否一定要使用連字號呢?
Q:在 The rapid spread of disease in this area was ascribed to poor sanitation. 這句中,disease 不是應該用複數 diseases 嗎?
Q:在流行語「發酒瘋」的英文 get drunk and act crazy 中,你說 get 和 act 都是連綴動詞。Get 殆無疑義,但 act 有這樣的用法嗎?
Q:still 和 yet 用作副詞表示「還」之意時,兩者有何不同呢?
Q:網路上看到 Yesterday, I could lift the sofa by myself. 這個句子,但被標示為錯誤,請問這句到底錯在哪裡呢?
Q:在 I want to invite all of them. 這句中,all 後面的 of 可以省略嗎?
Q:在 If we all set to, we should be able to finish this in a few hours. 這句中,set to 中的 to 是什麼詞類,意思為何呢?
Q:any 後面應接複數還是單數可數名詞呢?
Q:however, nevertheless 和 moreover 之間有何不同呢?
Q:Make, have 和 get 這三個使役動詞的含意一樣嗎? 還是有所不同呢?
Q:(a) Most books (b) Most my books (c) Most of my books are in English. 這三句何者正確呢?
Q:The ground is soaking wet because it has been raining all night. 這句中的 soaking 是形容詞還是副詞呢?
Q:有人將 so 與動詞連用,即 so 後面接動詞,如 “I so want to go there."。這樣對嗎?
Q:I’ve been working as a dog. 和 I’ve been working like a dog. 何者正確呢? 還是都對呢?
Q:anymore 和 any more 有何不同呢?
Q: while 和 however 都意為「然而,不過」,但在 My room is small. However, it’s very comfortable. 中,為何 however 不能用 while 來替換呢?
Q:在 All that/what you have to do is to change your attitude. 中。All 的後面該用 that 還是 what 呢? 還是兩者都可以呢?
Q:若不知某人的性別,那麼該用那個代名詞來指涉呢? 另外,everybody, anybody, somebody 等的正確代名詞又是什麼呢?
Q:John is a fun person. 和 John is a funny person. 那一句正確呢?
Q:but 和 yet 用作連接詞表示「然而,可是,但是」之意時,兩者有何不同呢?
Q:What time do you go to school? 和 At what time do you go to school? 那一句正確呢?
Q:(1) She also was carrying an umbrella. (2) She was carrying an umbrella also. (3) She was wearing a raincoat and she was also carrying an umbrella. 這三句的意思有何不同呢?
Q:anybody, any body, anyone 和 any one 有何不同呢?
Q:no 接可數名詞時,該名詞要用複數還是單數?
Q:approximately fifty people 和 nearly fifty people 那個的人數比較多?
Q:在 Taipei’s goal: zero accidents (or accident) on the road. 這句中,zero 後面的名詞要用單數還是複數呢?
Q:I worry about you. 和 I am worried about you. 這兩句的意思一樣嗎? 含意有沒有不同呢?
Q:seem, appear 和 look 在表示「似乎,好像,看起來」的意思時,它們的語法結構和語意有何差異?
Q:hopefully 到底可不可以修飾整個句子?
Q:How CAN I help you? 和 How MAY I help you? 這兩個問句都有人用,那麼我們該使用 MAY 還是 CAN 呢?
Q:almost 和 nearly 的用法何不同?
Q:在表示「大約」時,about 和 around 有何不同?
Q:"age" 這個字的用法是否有一定的規則,如 children age 6-10, children aged 6-10, children 6-10 或 children 6-10 years of age,何者正確呢?
Q:在 The dishes in the sink need washing/need to be washed as soon as possible. 這句中,need washing 和 need to be washed 的意思有何不同?
Q:OK 這個字被廣泛地用在談話中,但它也可用在寫作嗎? 它好像還有其他拼法!?
Q:為何搭乘汽車是 in a car 而搭乘巴士是 on a bus 呢? 這類介系詞用法是否有規則可循呢?
Q:一般文法書都說 yet 和 just 等表示過去時間的副詞必須與現在完成式連用,但在英文雜誌中卻經常見到它們與過去式連用,如 Did you phone her yet? 請問這句與 Have you phoned her yet? 何者才對呢?
Q:複合形容詞可能:1. 以連字號 (hyphen) 連接在一起 2. 單獨一個字 3. 分開成兩個字。請問是否有規則可以讓我們知道何時該使用這三種形式中的某一種形式?
Q:Japan lies ________ the east of Asia. (1) in (2) on (3) to (4) at。上句的正確答案是那個?
Q:在動詞 hope + (that) 子句的結構中,有沒有 will 的意義有何差別?
Q:在 I have (got) an appointment with my dentist tomorrow. 這句中,"have" 意為「有」(possess),是個狀態動詞。但在 The team members are having a meeting tomorrow. 這句中,have 卻用進行式,請問 have 到底是狀態還是動態動詞呢? 同樣的問題也發生在 “own" 身上。 own 一般是狀態動詞,不能用進行式,但在一本英文字典中卻出現這樣的句子:More and more people are owning bicycles.。
Q:big 和 large 的用法及意思有何不同?
Q:"quite" 在會話中的意思很難瞭解,它到底是「完全,十分,非常」(totally, perfectly, completely) 還是「有幾分,頗為,相當」(partially, somewhat, fairly, rather) 呢?
Q:"To be out is in." 這句是什麼意思?
Q:The criminal possessed three guns. 為何不能改成被動態的 Three guns were possessed by the criminal. 呢?
Q:在 Considering its difficulty, John did very well to pass the exam. 這句中,considering 是當介系詞用,但 considering its difficulty 是做何種詞性呢? 由於經常見到像 considering, concerning 或 regarding 這樣的用字,是否能請您做個比較詳細的解說?
Q: daresay 是拼成一個字還是兩個字 (即 dare say) ? dare say 和 daresay 的意思和用法是否相同? 另外,是否可以說明 dare 的用法?
Q:Especially men have this problem. 這句對嗎?
Q:"ex" 和 “former" 的使用時機:former president 還是 ex-president? former husband 還是 ex-husband? 似乎聽說 “ex" 是用於已過世的人,如 ex-president Reagan,而 “former" 則用於仍在世的人,如 former president Clinton?
Q:I would appreciate “it" if you would pay in cash. 和 I would appreciate if you would pay in cash. 這兩個經常會看到的句型為何都可以存在?
Q: amount, number 和 quantity 的用法有何不同呢? 下面三句都講得通嗎? 1. A large amount of chickens were infected with the H5N1 strain of the bird flu. 2. A large number of chickens were infected with the H5N1 strain of the bird flu. 3. A large quantity of chickens were infected with the H5N1 strain of the bird flu.
Q:when 和 while 在引導時間副詞子句時,它們的用法有何不同呢?
Q:Everyone was tired except John. (除約翰外,大家都累了) 這句為何可以寫成 Everyone except John was tired.,但卻不能寫成 Except John everyone was tired. 呢?
Q:She saved what little she could from her meager income to help poor children. 這句的意思為何? 又句中的 what little 作何解釋?
Q:代名詞 one, it 和 that 之間有何不同?
Q:根據文法,think, believe 等動詞後面若接否定的名詞子句,則該子句的 “not" 要移到 think, believe 等的前面,但 I think we cannot be too careful in choosing friends. 這句卻沒有將 cannot 的 not 移到前面,變成 I don’t think we can be…。這句是不是錯了?
Q:文法書上說 She has died for three years. 這句是錯的,因為 die 是非延續性動詞,不能用完成式。為什麼呢? 是否可以就此做比較詳細的說明?
Q:He was seriously hurt by her unkind words. 這句有沒有錯?
Q:We were a long ways from home. (我們離家很遠) 這句中的複數名詞 ways 為何跟 a 用在一起呢? 這不是違反文法規則嗎?
Q:有人說 She should wait until she is sure to know his character before she marries him. 這句中的 sure to know 應改為 sure of knowing 才對,但字典上明明說這兩種用法都可以?
Q:在 He’s on the finance committee which controls city council spending. 和 The human resources committee who are all scholars are going to meet on Thursday. 這兩句中,同樣是 committee,它們所用的關係代名詞為何一個是指事物的 which,而一個是指人的 who 呢?
Q:關於字尾為 -y 的雙音節形容詞,其比較級和最高級分別為去掉 -y 加 – ier 和 -iest。那麼複合形容詞如 easy-going 或 user-friendly 的比較級和最高級是寫成 easier-going, easiest-going, user-friendlier, user-friendliest,還是寫成 more easy-going, most easy-going, more user-friendly, most user-friendly 呢?
Q:我們不能說 I have met him five years ago.,而必須說 I have met him before.。為什麼 before 可以跟現在完成式連用,而 ago 卻不行呢?
Q:由於 compare 也可當名詞用,有些字典甚至把它的英文註釋寫成 comparison,那麼請問是否可以將 There is no comparison… 寫成 There is no compare…?
Q:在 For the third year running the company has made a big loss. 這句中,running 是什麼意思?
Q:在表達「目的」的觀念時,我經常被 for 和 to 搞得一頭霧水,不知何時該用 for,又何時該用 to?
Q:在 There is a vacancy for a computer programmer in most every company. 這句中,most 是否為 almost 之誤?
Q:see 和 feel 有時也可用進行式,對不對?
Q:請問 The book is sold well. 這句對嗎?
Q:下面的句子對嗎? You probably can’t imagine that it has already taken me some quarters of an hour just to think of an appropriate subject to talk about. (你可能無法想像光是想一個適當的話題就已花了我近一小時的時間)
Q:"You have spelt it wrong." 這樣寫對嗎? 還是應該把句中的 wrong 改為 wrongly 呢?
Q:although 和 though 位在句首時,用法有何不同?
Q:我拿 I purchased two dozens of pencils. 這個句子去問了幾個人,有人說文法或用法不對,有人說對,請問這句到底對不對?
Q:我們可以說 great wealth 但卻不能說 big wealth,是否可以多舉一些實例來說明 big, great 和 large 與一些常用名詞的固定搭配 (collocations) 呢?
Q:在 He needs must come. 這句中,needs 的詞類和意義為何?

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