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【多益高分達人】『我最晚十點回來』的英文,那麼實用一定要學會!

在學語言時,「時間」的表達是非常重要的。像今天要講的「最晚何時」的英文用法,到底該怎麼精準表達呢?先來做做看以下的對話練習題吧!

A: My supervisor, Brian, needs me to hand in the outline for the new sales presentation by this Friday ________, but I still haven't had a chance to speak with him about it because he is always out with clients.

B: Maybe you can turn to Alice for help. She is very experienced and willing to help newbies like you.

(A) tonight
(B) three days ago
(C) in the end
(D) at the latest

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解答翻譯

正解:(D)

A: My supervisor, Brian, needs me to hand in the outline of the new sales presentation by this Friday at the latest, but I still haven't had a chance to speak with him about it because he is always out with clients.
(我的主管 Brian 要我最晚在這個星期五之前交出新的銷售簡報的大綱,但我還沒有機會跟他討論,因為他總是和客人外出。)

B: Maybe you can turn to Alice for help. She is very experienced and willing to help newbies like you.
(也許你可以向 Alice 求助。她很有經驗,而且願意幫助像你一樣的新人。)

(A) tonight 今晚
(B) three days ago 三天前
(C) in the end 最後
(D) at the latest 最晚

 

答案詳解

(A) tonight

By this Friday(在這個星期五之前)和 tonight(今晚)是兩個不一樣的時間表達,通常會分開各自使用,例如:

We are leaving the hotel early tomorrow morning, so you’d better pack tonight.
(我們明天一大早就要離開飯店,所以你最好今晚收拾行李。)

 

(B) three days ago

By this Friday(在這個星期五之前)是個表示「未來」的時間點,three days ago(三天前)則是個表示「過去」的時間點,放在一起會互相矛盾喔!

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(C) in the end

In the end(最後、最終),用來表示事情「最後的結果、結局」,放在這裡和整句的語意不合。

若要安慰遇到鳥事的家人朋友,就可以說:

Don’t worry too much. Everything will be all right in the end.
(別太擔心。最後一切都會好好的。)

或者,最後還是決定要做某事,就可以說:

We were thinking about going to Japan but decided to go to Korea in the end.
(我們本來在想要去日本,但最後決定去韓國。)

 

(D) at the latest

Late 是「遲的」,the latest 則是「最高級」的變化,表示「最遲的」,所以 at the latest 就是「最晚、最遲(一定要做某事)」。再舉幾個例子:

I will be home by 10 o’clock at the latest.
(我最晚十點前會到家。)

Remember to pay the credit card bill by the twenty-fifth at the latest.
(記得最晚 25 號前要繳信用卡帳單。)

►推薦必讀:你一定也可以!能用英文溝通的感覺,就是這麼爽!

 

重點單字

supervisor(名詞)主管、監督者
hand in(動詞片語)繳交
outline(名詞)大綱
sales  presentation(名詞)銷售簡報
client(名詞)客戶
turn to someone for help(動詞片語)轉向某人求助
experienced(形容詞)有經驗的
willing(形容詞)樂意的
newbie(名詞)新手