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英語文法學堂:Far? 遠遠不夠!

【明報專訊】編按:本篇是《勵志英語》系列最終回。Far 的習語可說是「無遠弗屆」,以下列舉數個。

■Far and away

= by a very great amount (極為)

E.g. She is far and away the best actress I have ever seen.

■Far from

= not (完全不)

E.g. Your account is far from (being) true.

E.g. Your account is far from the truth.

E.g. The problem is far from easy.

■few and far between

= not many (不常發生/稀少)

E.g. Windows in those days were so few and far between that the folks inside remained quite unaware of what was going on outside.

■Far and wide / near

= everywhere / over a large area (四面八方/大面積)

E.g. They searched far and wide / far and near (elsewhere)for the missing child.

E.g. People came from far and near / wide to hear the famous violinist.

■Far be it from me to...

= I certainly would not (我絕不想/敢/會)

E.g. Far be it from me to interfere your business, but I would like to give you a piece of advice.

■鳴謝:明窗出版社

■Giveaway

Do you want to get a copy of the book? Send your answer to the question, your name, address and telephone number to english@mingpao.com. The giveaway closes on 3 April 2019. The winner will be picked and notified. Either Book 1 or 2 will be given.

■Question

How often do you communicate in English at the workplace?

■資料提供:《勵志英語》系列

■by Mark Lai King Lau (黎景鎏)

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