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让人抓狂的10组“孪生”单词

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单词长的像呢?

令人抓狂的是

这些单词不但长的相似

稍不注意

可能就会用错哦

1. Loose 和 lose

I always loose the product key. (×)
I always lose the product key. (√)

2. It's 和 its (严格拼写是 its')

Download the HTA, along with it's readme file.(×)
Download the HTA, along with its readme file.(√)

The laptop is overheating and its making that funny noise again.(×)
The laptop is overheating and it's making that funny noise again.(√)

3. They're 和 their 和 there

The managers are in they're weekly planning meeting.(×)
The managers are in their weekly planning meeting.(√)

The techs have to check there cell phones at the door, and their not happy about it.(×)
The techs have to check their cell phones at the door, and they're not happy about it.(√)

4. i.e. 和 e.g.

Use an anti-spyware program (i.e., AdAware).(×)
Use an anti-spyware program (e.g., AdAware).(√)

注意:i.e. 意为“that is”;e.g. 意思是 “for example.” 二者后面都要加逗号。

5. Effect 和 affect

The outage shouldn't effect any users during work hours.(×)
The outage shouldn't affect any users during work hours.(√)

The outage shouldn't have any effect on users.(√)
We will effect several changes during the downtime.(√)

注意:Impact 不是动词

也可以考虑用 affect 来代替:

The outage shouldn't impact any users during work hours.(×)
The outage shouldn't affect any users during work hours.(√)
The outage should have no impact on users during work hours. (√)

6. You're 和 your

Remember to defrag you're machine on a regular basis.(×)
Remember to defrag your machine on a regular basis.(√)

Your right about the changes.(×)
You're right about the changes.(√)

7. Different than 和 different from

This setup is different than the one at the main office.(×)
This setup is different from the one at the main office.(√)
This setup is better than the one at the main office.(√)

8. Lay 和 lie

I got dizzy and had to lay down.(×)
I got dizzy and had to lie down.(√)
Just lay those books over there.(√)

9. Then 和 than
The accounting department had more problems then we did.(×)
The accounting department had more problems than we did.(√)

注意:当一个句子以 If 开头时
并不需要接着来一个 then,
Then 完全是多余的:
If you can't get Windows to boot, then you'll need to call Ted.(×)
If you can't get Windows to boot, you'll need to call Ted.(√)

10. Could of, would of 和 could have, would have
I could of installed that app by mistake.(×)
I could have installed that app by mistake.(√)
I would of sent you a meeting notice, but you were out of town.(×)
I would have sent you a meeting notice, but you were out of town.(√)

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2010-04-15 19:18 编辑:kuaileyingyu
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