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2006-07-04 23:51

  有些英语单词样子上看起来差不多,但含义却差之千里,不小心遇到的时候,请打起十二分精神!

  accept except

  accept:to receive 接收、接纳。

  例:Please accept my gift.

  except:not including 除……以外。

  例:We go to school everyday except Sunday.

  advice advise

  advice:opinion about what should be done 忠告、劝告(名词)

  例:She gives good advice.

  advise:to recommend 提出忠告(及物动词)

  例:Please advise me on what to do.

  affect effect

  affect:to influence 给予……影响。

  例:Do not let the loss affect you.

  effect:“a effect is a result” 结果。

  例:The loss did not have an effect on me.

  all ready already

  all ready:everything is ready 全都准备好

  例:We are all ready to move.

  already :previously 已经。

  例:We already moved our things yesterday.

  complement compliment

  complement:to make complete 补充。

  例:This hat will complement my new dress.

  compliment:A compliment is something said in praise 称赞。

  例:Thank you for the compliment about my dress.

  emigrate immigrate

  emigrate:to leave one country to settle in another (由本国以往他国)移民。

  例:I intend to emigrate from Hong Kong.

  immigrate:to come to live in a new country (由外国而来)移民。

  例:I intend to immigrate to Canada.

  past passed

  past :gone by or history 经过,过去、以往。

  例:The car drove past my house.

  My past is very interesting.

  passed:pass的过去时态。

  例:We passed through the town without stopping.

  principal principle

  principal:the head of a school 校长

  例:The principal spoke to us today.

  principle:a principle is an important fact or law.

  例:The principle of democracy is important to ourcountry.

  stationary stationery

  stationary:standing still 不动的、静止的。

  例:Please remain stationary.

  stationery:writing materials 文具、信纸。

  例:They went to the store to buy some stationery.

  uninterested disinterested

  uninterested:指没有兴趣,索然无味,漠不关心。

  例:An unterested student will not learn anything. 缺乏兴趣的学生什么都学不到。

  词组:unterested attitude 漠不关心的态度

  be uninterested in 对……无兴趣。

  disinterested:则表示没有获得利益的动机,进而意指没有偏见,在美语中,也可以作漠不关心解

  Two disinterested parties are needed to verify these documents for us. 我们需要两个公正的团体来查证这些文件。

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