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英文字dash可以有好多個意思, 例:
1. I have to dash.
2. He looks dashing.
3. Please use a dash between two nouns to when you want to make it an adjective.

1. I need to go right now. I need to go in a hurry. 我現在急著離開。
2. He looks handsome. 他看起來很英俊(英式英文)。
3. 指的是"-",例: ex-girlfriend, one-day event, twenty-fourth day等。


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Caller: 'Can you give me the telephone number for Jack?'

Operator: 'I'm sorry, sir, I don't understand who you are talking about.'

Caller: 'On page 1, section 5, of the user guide it clearly states that I need to unplug the fax ma...chine from the AC wall socket and telephone Jack before cleaning. Now, can you give me the number for Jack?'

Operator: 'I think it means the telephone plug on the wall.'

形容詞的順序 - adjective order

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      Opinion(意見): easy, difficult, lousy, beautiful, ugly...
      Size(大小): big, small, large, little...
      Age(年紀,新舊): old, new, ancient
      Shape(形狀): round, square, rectangle, skinny shaped...
      Color(顏色): purple, red, blue...
      Origin(起始點): American, Greek, Brazilian...
      Material(物質): Woolen, wooden, cotton, metal...
      Purpose(用途): tasting, sleeping, shouting, fighting...

That art teacher is wearing a beautiful, petite, new, round, purple, American, cotton, and painting apron.

Impossible is Nothing

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前一陣子,在台北常看到"Impossible is nothing."想了很久,想不出是圴麼意思。後來終於搞清楚了! 原來,要表達的是"Nothing is Impossible!"想一想,這真的差好多。先從本來的那句話來看:"Impossible is nothing." Impossible是不可能的意思且為形容詞。照英文文法上說,不應該放在第一個位子。第二,照句子的意思上來說,nothing事沒有東西或事的意思。這句話翻成"不可能的是沒有的事."想一想,不可能的當然是沒有的事的事啊!應為做不到啊!寫這句子的人真的是要表達這意思嗎?想想,應該說是要表達"Nothing is impossible"才對!!"沒有做不到的事"

Desert and dessert

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Desert and dessert, what is the difference? Well, I don't know what you like, but personally, I like dessert more than desert. Why do I say that? Desert is the place that is often very hot and is filled with cactus and animals that I don't care for much. As for dessert, that I like very much. The taste of sweet cheesecake, melt-in-your-mouth bittersweet chocolate, and fluffy cupcakes. Hmmm... it makes my mouth water just by typing them. See the difference? Dessert is something you can eat and most likely enjoy it while you eat it. Desert is part of Nature.

Stay tuned 留在這一台...

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stay tuned是什麼意思? 我們先來看看它的由來。 當我們在看電視時,會有廣告,有時,電視的頻道就會說: "請不要轉台喔!" 在英文裡,stay tuned的意思是留在這一台的意思。