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★倍數的英文怎麼用★
在台灣當學生的時候,從小到大我都不會用英文的「倍數」,原因很簡單,學校英文老師教的方法我就是聽不懂,而我又沒有特別去補英文。我很早就發現學英文不能只用公式。當公式是老師唯一教的東西時,我就註定要聽不懂的。網路發明了以後,我自己瘋狂上網查了半天才學會的!

現在來吧,用可愛的教材來學「倍數」吧!有這麼活潑的教材跟老師,我想同學一定學得會滴!^ ^

Men lie six times a day and twice as often as women 男人一天說謊六次,而且是女人的兩倍 -> 根據我對我學生的了解,像這樣的句型,一定有人硬要用成 "not only but also",拜託,英文真的是越簡單越好的語言,不要這樣啦同鞋,越寫難我們越看不懂的!

Men tell twice as many lies as women. 男人說的謊是女人的兩倍多。

Researchers found they tell six fibs a day on average to their partner, boss and work colleagues, but women come out with just three. 男人平均一天跟他們的伴侶、老闆跟同事撒六個謊,但女人只會講三個。

同學們可以自己多練習造句:

You ate twice as many biscuits as me/I did!  twice as many + 可數名詞 +as

British people read twice as many books as Taiwanese people (do可省略也通常省略).

Europeans earn twice as much as Taiwanese people (do). twice as much + 不可數名詞 +as

Cats sleep twice as much as humans (do). 

也可以再舉一反三:

There are three times as many boys as girls. three times as many + 可數名詞 +as

He makes ten times as much (money) as I do. ten times as much + 不可數名詞 +as

 

以下是男女各最常講的十大謊言,有沒有準啊?

Top ten lies men tell:


1. Nothing's wrong, I'm fine  沒什麼,我沒事
2. This will be my last pint  這是最後一杯了
3. No, your bum doesn't look big in that  不不,你穿那件屁股看起來不大
4. I had no signal  我沒有收訊
5. My battery died  我手機沒電了
6. Sorry, I missed your call  抱歉沒接到你電話
7. I didn't have that much to drink  我沒喝那麼多啊
8. I'm on my way  我在路上了
9. It wasn't that expensive  沒有那麼貴啦
10. I'm stuck in traffic   我塞在路上

Top ten lies women tell:

1. Nothing's wrong, I'm fine  沒什麼,我沒事
2. Oh, this isn't new, I've had it ages  噢這不是新的,我已經買幾百年了
3. It wasn't that expensive  沒有那麼貴啦
4. It was in the sale   啊就在拍賣啊
5. I'm on my way  我在路上了
6. I don't know where it is, I haven't touched it  我不知道放哪裹,我沒有碰過喔!
7. I didn't have that much to drink  我沒喝那麼多啊
8. I've got a headache  我頭痛
9. No, I didn't throw it away  沒有啊,我沒有把它丟掉啊
10. Sorry, I missed your call   抱歉沒接到你電話

我覺得非常的放諸四海皆準說~如果還想學更多倍數分數用法,這裹有個還不錯的網頁可以參考喔~ 

 

另外也有同學問-fold的用法,我就一起教了。-fold很好用,只要在前面加數字,例如twofold、threefold或tenfold。但是它只能用在簡單的「自己比自己」的情況下,也就是像這種「這個月的需求量有兩倍的增加」的句子,如果你想比較兩件事,像這種「英國人的收入是台灣人的收入的三倍」,就不可以用這個字。-fold可以當形容詞:

There is a twofold increase in demand this month.

也可以當副詞,但請不要去幫它加ly,它是形複同體:

Her original investment has increased twofold.

 

在用這些比較級字眼時,大忌就是亂放as的位置或又加than或把兩種不同比較法加在一起,像這樣的錯誤要避免:

He ate twice many as biscuits as me.

He earns twice more money than me.

His income is double than hers.

He earns double than what she does.

 

這些英文相當難用得好,學的時候也要聚精會神。一般學生都不太了解就急著想要用,造成語意錯誤嚴重而無法看懂。所以,通常我會建議初學者先不要用倍數或分數。有很多方法可以替換掉分數,比較級就是個很好的例子:

You make (much) more money than me/I do.

You ate (much) more biscuits than me/I did.

I make (much) less money than Mr. 連.

 

上面三句的much可被a lot、a little、a great deal、significantly(較學術才會用)給替代。

 

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  • sophia
  • 老師可以順便講解fourfold之類的倍數用法嗎
  • yishu siow
  • 里茲螞蟻老師您好,

    請問文中寫
    "Three times as much + 可數名詞 + as "

    這裡的"可數名詞"是否應為"不可數名詞"呢?

    謝謝嘍!
  • 中文寫錯了!!!!!!!謝謝指正。

    Leeds Mayi 於 2015/01/25 17:42 回覆

  • 訪客
  • 不好意思 請問上面犯大忌的那四個例句 錯在哪呢? 可否提供正確的寫法?
  • 你問的問題答案都寫在文章裹了~正確寫法都寫在前面

    Leeds Mayi 於 2015/05/19 16:20 回覆

  • Nora
  • 這個用法困擾我好久~~~ 感謝老師!!