【Grammar Tip】

... 15 minutes isn't long enough to satisfy your interest.

15 minutes is followed by "isn't"

why we don't say "15 minutes aren't long wnough to satisfy your interest."

because "15 minutes" appears to be a subject

15 minutes actually is one amount or apriod of a time,
therefore we uses singular form of the verb.

Tip for today:
When we talk about a amount or meaturement, uses singular form of the verb.


EX:
1. Ten dollars isn't enough to pay for dinner.

2. Five liters of water is enough to wash the car.



【Chat Room】


paper 紙;一般來說不可數,否則要用不同的字
例如:a piece of paper / five sheets of paper / two scraps of paper

one pile of papers on your desk
在這paper是可數名詞,表示桌上的一疊文件

paper 亦可指論文;文章;報告...etc.

papers 另一個可數名詞的用法 → newspaper

push paper (片語) 表示作瑣碎的工作



【Michelle's Class】


purposefully (adv) 有決心地;有明確目標地
She purposefully told her father that she wants to pursue a career in music.
她堅決地告訴父親她想要從事音樂的事業。

purposely (adv) 故意地
She purposely left her cell-phone at home so her boss wouldn't be able to reach her.
她故意把手機留在家裡這樣老闆就找不到她。

clutter (n) 凌亂;雜亂 // 當不可數名詞
My closet is full of clutter.
我的衣櫥裡擠滿了亂七八糟的東西。

They took a whole day to clean up the clutter in the garage.
他們花了一整天的時間整理車庫中堆得亂七八糟的東西。

clutter (v) 弄亂;堆滿
His study room is cluttered with books and magazines.
書跟雜誌堆滿了他的書房。

steady (adj) 穩定的;平穩的
The steady increase of our sales proves that our strategies are correct.
銷售量穩定的成長證明我們的策略是正確的。

The progress of his health condition has been slow but steady.
他的健康狀況緩慢但穩定地進步。

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