【Grammar Tip】

Dialects are usually thought of as being different versions of one language.
→ People usually think of dialects as being different versions of one language.

Subject + be-verb + thought of as + description of subject

句中的 be thought of as 就是「被視為」的意思

EX:
1. People ofter think of cats as being independent and unpredictable.
 - Cats are ofter thought of as being independent and unpredictable.

2. People usually think of fast food as being unhealthy.
 - Fast food is usually thought of as being unhealthy.

3. The director doesn't want the museum to be thought of as old-fashioned.

4. Johnny was thought of as fun-loving by everyone who met him.



【Chat Room】


各地方對於某些用字會有不同口音

如 roof, route, wash 等

又如 park, car 在某些地方不發"r"的音

另外soda在有些地方指的是蘇打水,有些是指汽水




【Michelle's Class】


dialect (n)
[‘daIF,lEkt] 方言
- Not a lot of people can speak this regional dialect.
 不是很多人會講這種地區性的方言。

- The Italian actor spoke with a Sicilian dialect in the movie.
 這位義大利的演員在電影中說西西里的方言。

- This folk song was sung in a Scottish dialect.
 這首民歌是用蘇格蘭的方言唱的。


comprise (v)
[kFm’praIz] 由某些人事物組合
- The class is comprised of students from Korea, Japan and Hong Kong.
 這個班級是由韓國、日本、及香港來的學生所組成的。

- comprise 也指包括或包含
- The travel kit comprises face cleanser, lotion and moisturizer.
 這套旅行組包括洗面霜、乳液及面霜。

erode (v) [I’rod] 本指腐蝕或侵蝕
- The shed was eroded by the sea wind.
 海風侵蝕了這個小屋。

- 但 erode 在這裡指減損
- Her passion for work slowly eroded as she grew older.
 當她的年紀漸長,她對工作的熱情漸漸地減少了。

- His lying gradually eroded my confidence in him.
 他的謊言逐漸地削減我對他的信心。

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