What!是兩個不同意思的英文字,不是打錯啦!5組複合字大調查(下)

複合字(Compound words),就是同樣的英文字組合,但多了一格空白鍵的空格,有著不同的用法和意思,特別容易混淆。暨上篇後,我們五組複合字裡還剩下兩組:sometime vs some timesomeday vs some day 。快把上下兩組學起來,本文附上練習題,可以趁機看看你的學習成效喔!

 

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4. Sometime vs Some time

 

 

Sometime––它可以是副詞,也可以是形容詞。

1. 副詞,表“at some point”(某個時間點)

I will finish my landscaping project sometime.

(我將在某個時間點完成我的環境美化專案。)

 

2. 形容詞,表先前的

Tony, a sometime UPS driver, now plays professional poker for a living.

(托尼先前是UPS的司機,現在是職業撲克玩家。)

 

Some time––當是兩個字的時候,它指的是一段時間,而且通常時很長的一段時間。

1. 一段時間

Jack has lived in this neighborhood for some time.

(傑克自這個鄰里居住了一段時間。)

 

 

5. Someday vs Some day

 

Someday–副詞,指未來的不確定時間。

1. 副詞,不確定時間,總有一天

Someday I will invest in a new mobile phone but the old one will be ok until I do so.

(總有一天,我會把我的錢用在買一部新的手機,但在我購買之前,會繼續使用舊的手機。)

 

Some day–形容詞的some與名詞的day的組合。some表示“未知”“未指定”。與day配對時,表示“未知的一天”

1. 副詞片語,未知的一天

The term paper is due some day in May.

(學期論文截止日預定是在五月的某天。)

 

Exercises

5組複合字練習題

 

練習下面的題目,看看這些複合詞(Compound words)是不是用在對的位置?

 

1. Political pundits are watching members of Congress to see which of them are the most likely to some day be President.

研究政治的學者們正在觀察在議會立委當中,哪一個最有機會某天成為總統。

 

 

2. The store is having a sale on everyday men’s clothing.

店裡男士日常服飾正在打折。

 

3. For some people living in third world countries, every day crime is a major concern.

對於那些住在第三世界的人們,日常生活的犯罪是最主要的問題。

 

4. The bakery has chairs outside the shop for customers to rest a while and enjoy their purchase.

麵包店在外面有椅子提供客人暫時的休憩,以及享用他們所購買的食物。

 

5. After a while , I began to calm down and feel more relaxed.

過了一段時間後,我感覺比較冷靜且放鬆。

 

6. Give me a call sometime and we can meet for coffee.

某個時間給我一通電話,我們可以在咖啡店見面。

 

7. The studio says they will announce the release date for the new James Bond movie some time soon.

工作室說,他們很快會在某個時間點宣布最新007的電影首映日期。

 

答案:

1. X; Political pundits are watching members of Congress to see which of them are the most likely to someday be President.

2. O

3. X; For some people living in third world countries, everyday crime is a major concern.

 

 

4. X; The bakery has chairs outside the shop for customers to rest awhile and enjoy their purchase.

5. O

6. O

7. X; The studio says they will announce the release date for the new James Bond movie sometime soon.

 

文章來源:《COMPOUND WORDS AND THEIR MEANING: EVERYDAY VS EVERY DAY… 》

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