【學好英文】We Need To Talk等於分手 英文名師拆解港人常犯英文Email錯誤

中小學 10:53 2021/05/28

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英文名師拆解港人常犯英文Email錯誤。

不少香港人工作或讀書都無可避免要用到email,但很多朋友仔都會在寫英文時寫錯,以下是5個常犯的錯誤,希望大家可以小心。 

1.  Assure / Ensure / Reassure 

錯誤示範:  

We assure this is good.

這個用法不太自然。

意思:

  • Assure,向某人保證某事會發生

We assure you of our best services.

我們時刻竭盡所能為您服務.

  • Ensure ,確保某事會發生

To ensure safety of students, Hong Kong schools will close before Lunar New Year holiday.

為了確保學生安全,學校將提早放年假。

  • Reassure,令某人安心

The experts reassured the public that the flu is under control despite the rising death toll.

專家向公眾保證,儘管死亡人數上升,但流感仍在控制之中。


2.  Stuff 的用法

Stuff的意思是事物,是uncountable (不可數名詞),所以不會加 「s」,而且是informal ,較少用於email 。

錯誤示範:

Please be reminded to bring your own stuffs. 

正確示範: 

There are 3 items which will be discussed during the meeting. 


3.  Discuss 討論

Discuss就Discuss,在Discuss後加上About,不會令它變成Talk about,所以請不要寫Discuss about。

錯誤示範:

We will discuss about the details later.

正確示範:

We will discuss the details during the meeting next week. 


4.  Suggest 建議

Suggest是不會跟 「to」, 因此「suggest sb to do sth」是大錯特錯。

錯誤示範: 

We suggested the class to go to his place and have a BBQ party.

正確示範:

We suggest you fill in the form now. 

5. We need to talk

「We need to talk」字面是「我們需要談談」,但這背後的涵意並不只是這樣,反而是一個 「分手」 的經典句子。

如果想在email約其他人,可以用「 Can we talk?」或者「 We need to catch up!」

錯誤示範:

Boss, we need to talk. 

正確示範:

May I ask if you are available for a short appointment (約見面) for further discussion? 

同場加映小六英文考試常犯錯誤

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