常見英語錯誤｜EF ENGLISH LIVE部落格
Last week I lost my car keys. I always loose/lose things.
In the past/passed I have lost keys, phones, jewelry and even my dog.
I found my dog eventually, although by then he was to/too tired to walk and I had to carry him home.
When your/you’re like me and you keep losing things, it’s/its often the reason that you are late for something.
I don’t know the cause of this clumsiness. I like to think that my brain is very full and that other people have fewer thoughts in their/there heads than I do.
If I didn’t have so much to think about, I wouldn’t be so careless with my possessions.
I hear/here that this is a problem for many people, not just me.
So the next time you make an arrangement with someone who’s/whose often late, don’t try to give them advise/advice, just understand that maybe they are very intelligent.
[Answers (correct answers in bold):
lose /luːz/ (loose /luːs/ = not tight)
past /pɑːst/ (passed /pɑːst/ = past tense of to pass/go by/not fail a test or exam)
too /tuː/ (to /tuː/ = part of the infinitive verb/preposition)
you’re /jɔː,jʊə**/** (your /jɔː,jʊə/= it belongs to you)
it’s /ɪts/ (its /ɪts/= it belongs to something gender neutral)
**their /**ðɛː/ (there /ðɛː/ = in that position/place)
hear /hɪə**/** (here /hɪə/ = in this position/place)
who’s /huːz/ (whose /huːz/ = possessive question)
advice /ədˈvaɪs/ (advise /ədˈvaɪz/ = verb of the noun advice)]