【全民英檢學習】拒絕台式英文,"時間不夠了"該怎麼說?

時間不夠了,若以中文直翻,我們會講 "The time isn't enough." 但這樣講其實是錯的。因為真正沒時間的是"人",不是"時間"。今天就一起來看看還有哪些常錯台式英文吧!


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1. 時間不夠。


The time isn’t enough. (X)

There isn’t enough time. (O)

We don’t have enough time. (O)


要特別注意enough這個字,只要句子的主詞是代名詞,像it/there/that/this,它才能夠當作補語,例如:

That’s enough. Thank you. 夠了,謝謝。


只要主詞不是代名詞,enough的後面都要接一個名詞,再來看一個例子:



2. 我們專案的預算不夠。


Our budget is not enough for the project. (X)

There isn’t enough budget for the project. (O)


類似這樣擬人化不自然的表達,再多舉幾個經常在課堂上聽到的例子:



3. 我的文法有問題。


My grammar has a problem. (X)

I have a problem with grammar. (O)


文法本身沒什麼問題,是我們不瞭解它,所以用I have a problem with….才合理。同樣的道理,手機出問題、電腦出問題,也不要說:

My phone/computer has a problem. (X)

I have a problem with my phone/computer. (O)