你被“双胞胎”词汇混淆了吗?

发表时间:2015-07-12内容来源:VOA英语学习网

1. Loose 和 lose

错:I always loose the product key.

对:I always lose the product key.

2. It's 和 its (严格拼写是 its')

错:Download the HTA, along with it's readme file.

对:Download the HTA, along with its readme file.

错:The laptop is overheating and its making that funny noise again.

对:The laptop is overheating and it's making that funny noise again.

3. They're 和 their 和 there

错:The managers are in they're weekly planning meeting.

对:The managers are in their weekly planning meeting.

错:The techs have to check there cell phones at the door, and their not happy about it.

对:The techs have to check their cell phones at the door, and they're not happy about it.

4. i.e. 和 e.g

错:Use an anti-spyware program (i.e., AdAware).

对:Use an anti-spyware program (e.g., AdAware).

注:i.e. 意为“that is” ; e.g. 意思是 “for example” 二者后面都要加逗号。

5. Effect 和 affect

错:The outage shouldn't effect any users during work hours.

对:The outage shouldn't affect any users during work hours.

对:The outage shouldn't have any effect on users.

对:We will effect several changes during the downtime.

注:Impact 不是动词。你可以考虑用 affect 来代替:

错:The outage shouldn't impact any users during work hours.

对:The outage shouldn't affect any users during work hours.

对:The outage should have no impact on users during work hours.

6. You're 和 your

错:Remember to defrag you're machine on a regular basis.

对:Remember to defrag your machine on a regular basis.

错:Your right about the changes.

对:You're right about the changes.

7. Different than 和 different from

错:This setup is different than the one at the main office.

对:This setup is different from the one at the main office.

对:This setup is better than the one at the main office.

8. Lay 和 lie

错:I got dizzy and had to lay down.

对:I got dizzy and had to lie down.

对:Just lay those books over there.

9. Then 和 than

错:The accounting department had more problems then we did.

对:The accounting department had more problems than we did.

注:当一个句子以 If 开头时,你并不需要接着来一个 then,Then 完全是多余的:

错:If you can't get Windows to boot, then you'll need to call Ted.

对:If you can't get Windows to boot, you'll need to call Ted.

10. Could of, would of 和 could have, would have

错:I could of installed that app by mistake.

对:I could have installed that app by mistake.

错:I would of sent you a meeting notice, but you were out of town.

对:I would have sent you a meeting notice, but you were out of town.

这十组词汇看上去简单,但实际运用确实发现很多学生误用和混用,词迷们快来学习一下吧。

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