有啲英文字你可能見得多,例如 compliment 同 complement、sympathy 同 empathy 等等,但係咪會成日撈亂咗兩者嘅意思?今次幫大家整理咗8組好容易令人混淆嘅生字,今篇同大家講咗頭4個先啦!

 

1. Farther vs Further

 

Farther: 強調距離

How much farther is it to the office? I’m in a rush.

這裡離辦公室有多遠?我很趕時間。

 

Further: 強調程度

Let’s meet again next week for a further discussion.

讓我們下週再會面,進一步的討論吧。

 

2. Lie vs Lay

 

Lie: 平躺、位於

The football team is lying second in the Premier League table.

足球隊在英超聯賽中排名第二。

 

Lay: 放置

The mother lays the baby carefully and gently on the crib.

母親小心翼翼、輕手輕腳地將嬰兒放在嬰兒床上。

 

3. Appraise vs Apprise

 

Appraise: 評估

The manager will appraise the performance of the employees regularly to provide well performers’ more opportunities as rewards.

經理會定期評估員工的表現,為表現良好的員工提供獎勵的機會。

 

Apprise: 通知

The security apprises us that there will be a power outage tonight.

保安通知我們今晚將會停電。

 

4. Emigrate vs Immigrate

 

Emigrate: 離開居住地

He emigrated from Singapore at the young age of 20, for the sake of studying abroad in America.

他在二十歲離開新加坡,移民到美國留學。

 

Immigrate: 移民到其他國家

She immigrated to Canada in 2010 but she will go back to Hong Kong once every year.

她於2010年移民加拿大,但每年都會回香港一次。



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