以前讀書背生字背到面都青,出到來做嘢,先知原來好多背左嘅字都係屬於正式(formal)用語,如果開口埋開都係講 「increase」、「delay」同 「represent」, 好容易比人覺得你「死古古」。
適當地運用以下片語動詞,既casual又大方,今次仲唔飛甩老土!

1. Cause > Bring about 引起
The new policy has brought about a lot of changes in the HR Department.

2. Bother > Get on someone’s nerves 使人心煩
The way she talks to the customers has really got on my nerves.

3. Discover > Find out 找出、查明
I only found out that the meeting had been cancelled when I got to the office this morning.

4. Delay > Put off 延後
The meeting has been put off for a week.

5. Decrease > Go down下降
Sales went down from $50M to $45M last month.

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6. Increase > Go up上升
Sales went up from $45M to $50M last month.

7. Indicate > point out 指出
He pointed out that cost effectiveness was the priority.

8. Omit > leave out 除去
A lot of the details about the incident was left out from the report.

9. Oppose > go against 反對
My supervisor won’t go against the Board of Directors, if they refuse to give the green light to the project.

10. Represent > stand for 代表
“VIP” stands for Very Important Person.

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