some time / some times / sometime / sometimes

很多同學混淆這四個表達方式, 其實它們非常容易區分: some 表示「一些」或「某一個」, time 不可數名詞表示「時間」, 可數名詞表示「次數」或「時間點」, 於是: some time = 一些時間 (Mary said it would need some time.) some times = 一些次數, 幾次, 若干次 (Mary has been to Tokyo for some times.) 它們都是名詞短語. sometime = 在某個時間點 (I saw Jim sometime in April. | Let's go swimming sometime.) 替換詞: at some time, at some point, … Continue reading some time / some times / sometime / sometimes

financer vs. financier

A financer (/ˈfī-ˌnansər/) is someone who provides money for a particular undertaking. A financier (/ˌfi-nən-ˈsir/) is a person or organization whose business is providing, investing, or lending money. In other words, a financier makes a habit of financing, while a financer might do it only once or occasionally. Some dictionaries don’t list financer — and your spell check might disapprove … Continue reading financer vs. financier

How to Use Also, Furthermore, Moreover, and Besides?

Some students who participated in the latest SAT test felt baffled by one of the tricky questions: what do "besides" and "furthermore" mean respectively? Now let's get into this! Some students are wondering how they should use also, furthermore, moreover, and besides to achieve correct transitions. Here is an example for you. My sister believes … Continue reading How to Use Also, Furthermore, Moreover, and Besides?

「精英」「菁英」是「elite」嗎?

(1) elite 是指有權有勢有財富有特權的「社會精英階層」 (a group or class of people seen as having the greatest power and influence within a society, especially because of their wealth or privilege) 或能力和質素出眾的「菁英族群」(a select group that is superior in terms of ability or qualities to the rest of a group or society), 因此是一個集合名詞, 并不能指一個人, 通常也不會有複數形式. ❌ My brother is an … Continue reading 「精英」「菁英」是「elite」嗎?