使用 largely 時常見的錯誤

Largely 是個副詞,意為「主要地;大多;大部分地」。例如:

  • Mr. Chen runs a largely female company. (陳先生經營一家員工大多為女性的公司)
  • The company’s success is largely due to our efforts. (這家公司能成功主要是靠我們的努力)

Largely 並無 enormously、greatly 或 significantly 等字「極其,非常,大大地,巨大地」的意思。例如:

  • The noise was greatly reduced. (噪音大大地降低了) (正)
    The noise was largely reduced. (誤)
  • Mary admired her professor enormously. (瑪麗對她的教授極為欽佩) (正)
    Mary admired her professor largely. (誤)

Largely 也沒有「(人們) 廣泛地」(widely) 的意思。例如:

  • The issue of transitional justice has been widely debated in recent years. (近年來轉型正義的問題一直廣受爭論) (正)
    The issue of transitional justice has been largely debated in recent years. (誤)
  • This set of regulations is no longer widely accepted. (這套規定不再被人們廣泛接受) (正)
    This set of regulations is no longer largely accepted. (誤)
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