[Ex] 1. Do you accept my invitation ?
[補充] 1. He has accepted our invitation.
[Ex] 1. This box will act as a chair.
2. He acted his part very well.
3. As the CEO is ill,Mr.Chang is acting in for him.
[補充] 1. He acted Othello at the Royal Theater that evening.
[片語補充] < act against >
She acted against my will.
< act for >
She acts for me in the matter.
[Ex] 1. I have accomplished a difficult task.
2. He is a man of various accomplishments.
[補充] 1. They didn't accomplish the purpose desired.
2. They have accomplished their mission successfully.
[Ex] 1. The loss adds up to over a million dollars.
2. Don't add fuel to the flame.
[補充] 1. The fire is going out; will you add some wood?
2. The snowstorm added to our difficulties.
[片語補充] < add on >
A 10% service charge is added on to the bill.
< add up >
Add up 3, 4 and 5 and you'll get 12.
< add up to >
The bills add up to exactly $100.
[Ex] 1. I adore you.
[補充] 1. People adore him for his noble character.
[Ex] 1. I admire you for your courage.
2. She is very much admired.
[補充] 1. We admire her for her diplomatic tact.
2. We admired him all the more for his frankness.
3. He admires your poems very much.
[Ex] 1. I admit my mistake.
2. she has been admitted to college.
[補充] 1. You must admit the task to be difficult.
2. We have to admit that he's a highly competent man.
3. I admitted breaking the window.
advise 勸告 ; 通知
[Ex] 1. I strongly advised him to take a rest.
2. Doctors advise us on our health.
3. We wish to advise you of the cost-down range in the following quarter.
[補充] 1. We advised her that she (should) wait.
2. We advised him against acting in haste.
3. Please advise us of any change in your plan.
advance 前進 ; 預先
[Ex] 1. As far as wisdom is concerned , we have not advanced much over the
2. Don't forget to make hotel reservations in advance.
3. Einstein was far in advance of his time.
[片語補充] < in advance >
The guard of honor marched in advance.
I ought to have told you in advance.
< in advance of >
He walked in advance of his wife.
[Ex] 1. I can't afford to buy such an expensive thing.
2. Our policy is to make quality products at affordable prices.
[補充] 1. (常與can,could,be able to連用)買得起;有足夠的...(去做...)[+to-v]
They did not consider whether they could afford the time or not.
2. We can't afford to pay such a price.
[Ex] 1. It's all very disgusting. I couldn't agree more.
2. I agree with what you say.
3. The price for the land has been agreed upon.
[補充] 1. I think we should stop; do you agree?
2. They agreed to give it to me the next day.
[片語補充] < agree on/upon >
The two sides agreed on a cease-fire.
< agree to >
Do you agree to my plan?
< agree with >
His account of the affair does not agree with yours.
aim 針對 ; 瞄準 ; 目標
[Ex] 1. His remark was aimed at you.
2. He aims to be an engineer when he grows up.
3. Her aim in life is to become a movie star.
[補充] 1. 瞄準,對準[(+at)]
The hunter aimed at the lion and fired.
My brother aims to be a novelist.
We aim at doubling our production.
What do you aim to do?
[Ex] 1. Smoking is not allowed here.
2. It allows for three weeks to effect the first delivery.
3. The situation allows of no further delay.
[補充] 1. Swimming is not allowed at this beach.
2. She allowed us to smoke.
announce 公告 ; 宣佈
[Ex] 1. It was announced that a typhoon was approaching Taiwan.
2. Our company has an announcement to make to all shareholders.
[補充] 1. They announced that she would give one extra song.
2. The vote was completed. The chairman announced the result.
answer 回答 ; 負責
[Ex] 1. You’ll have to answer to the police for drunk driving.
2. She has a lot of answer for.
[補充] 1. Ann asked many questions and I did my best to answer them.
2. I knocked at the door but no one answered.
[片語補充] < answer for >
We all must answer for our actions.
< answer to >
Does the result answer to their expectations?
anticipate 預期 ; 期望
[Ex] 1. We all anticipate seeing you next weekend.
2. Mother took the clothes off the line in anticipation of rain.
[補充] 1. It is impossible to anticipate when it will happen.
2. The first question is one which Jason has anticipated.
appear 出現 ; 顯示 ; 顯然
[Ex] 1. The ship appeared on the horizon.
2. She appears to be in good health.
3. To all appearances, he wasn’t the least tired.
[補充] 1. Gradually a smile appeared on her face.
2. It appears they are right.
3. He appeared to be talking to himself.
apply 申請 ; 應用 ; 適用
[Ex] 1. He has applied for a scholarship for Stanford University.
2. The rule does not apply to this case.
[補充] 1. We should apply both theories in the language classroom.
2. He has applied for a post in England.