Friday, November 26, 2010

whom he belived were ... ?

Here's that "whom" againhttp://groups.google.com/group/alt.usage.english/browse_thread/thread/c065151977ee4b1e#

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WHO or WHOM
http://books.google.com/books?id=2dixyp7kVnAC&lpg=PA57&dq=SAT%20test%20who%20whom&pg=PA57#v=onepage&q=SAT%20test%20who%20whom&f=false

從56頁開始, "(17) .... the relative pronouns who and whom are not usually tested on the SAT."
注意57頁的EXAMPLE C

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Hiking

"爬山"的英文怎麼說?

中文的"爬山"有兩種詞性: 名詞和動詞,所以它的英文說法要看整體意思/內文才能判定。但是不管你最後的選擇是什麼,這兩者恐怕不是你要的答案:
- (to) climb a mountain (/ (to) climb mountains)
- mountain climbing

參考:
http://www.learnersdictionary.com/search/climb (->2 ...  1 的基本意思也看一下)
http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/climb_1 (-> 5 .... 1 的基本意思也看一下)
http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/climbing
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_climbing

(Note: "hiking"是可能的選擇之一,詳情可以把前頭的links的字樣改一改。多看,多吸收,多想)

Hot pot

火鍋的英文是什麼?

本來我以為"hot pot"是只有華人/亞洲人間才在用的英文(因為很"中式英文"的感覺),但是剛剛好奇查了一下,原來這英文說法很早就有了。看樣子這用於我們的"火鍋"英文說法算是"借來的"近似說法。參考:
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hot%20pot
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/firepot (特別是第二個)
以及
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/hot+pot

這個也可以看一下:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_pot

我收到的廣告信(裡頭的一個coupon):

這是家韓國超市(不是只賣韓國商品)寄來的廣告裡頭的coupon。這家超市離我住的地方有段距離,而且我很少去(目前為止我大概只去過三次),我也沒在那裡留過我的資料。我猜他們是翻電話簿然後看到"看起來像是亞洲人"的last name就寄廣告。
我有時候還會收到"韓文"的廣告信。

Monday, November 22, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

participle ; negative polarity items

ing participle
http://groups.google.com/group/alt.usage.english/msg/c93ec4c90d9128a5
(by John L. ... )
They're all grammatical, though they mean different things, and as usual deletions come at a price in ambiguity.

The general rule is that Whiz Deletion (the name of the rule
that deletes the "Wh- Is" part of a restrictive relative clause....
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participle clause
participial phrase


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"... , including ..." vs "... , which included ...."
http://groups.google.com/group/alt.usage.english/msg/a580ad71b250f732

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negative polarity items
someone vs anyone
http://groups.google.com/group/alt.usage.english/msg/0f876f2a5f0c0c49

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

休息一下

Friday, November 12, 2010

Taibei?


但是.....

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

arrive at/in <-> airport

http://groups.google.com/group/alt.usage.english/browse_thread/thread/c25a6fbace166d79/9915c06c10540afd