【全民英檢學習】4種 say 的常見用法

say 除了說的用法以外,還有很多想不到的意思也是用此單字。如:合約寫了什麼?你的錶幾點?標誌寫什麼?都是用 say 來表示。現在就一起來學習 say 的完整用法吧!


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1. 誰說的?

Says who? 不是在問誰說的,Says who? 原本的意思應該是:"Who says that?"(誰說的?),帶有較激烈的口氣,表示自己不認同你的看法,屬於非正式場合(informal)的說法,在口語中很常見。


A: Mercedes GLA is the best! 賓士GLA是最讚的!

B: Says who? 誰說的!


Says you. 鬼才相信!/才怪!


A: You're fat!

B: Says you?


這個就相對容易聯想了, Says you. 我聽你在那邊說(假話),表示: "You say that, but that does not make it true or correct, and I disagree." 注意這裡主詞即便是you,慣用方式還是用"says"而不是say。



2. 合約寫了什麼?

(O) What does the contract say?

(X) What does the contract write?


寫了什麼,不是用Write,重點不在「寫」(write),而是「說」(say)了什麼。


write這個字只有人當主詞的時候才能寫,因為合約、書都不會自己寫,一本書寫得很好會說:

(O) This book is well written.

(X) This book writes well.。



3. 你的錶幾點?

(O) What time does your watch say?

(O) What time is it by your watch?

(X) What time is your watch?


這句話的主詞是it而不是your watch,介系詞是by而不是in或on。



4. 你可以看那個標誌寫什麼嗎?

(O) Can you read what that sign says?

(X) Can you read what that sign is?




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