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1. Man: What's that, Liz?

           莉茲你說什麼?

2. Man: You say Garfield is due for a shot?

           你說加菲該打針了?    

3. Man: Just Kidding!

           我只是開玩笑的!

   Garfield: What a waste of cat food.  

           這樣多浪費貓食啊!

 


  What's that 除了問「那個東西是什麼」之外,也用在「聽不清楚別人的話而要求對方再說一遍」時。

 

 due有幾個常用的意思。

1. (adj.) 預訂好現在或即將要做某事 (due+for+名詞/due+to+動詞) (If someone is due for something, that thing is planned to happen or be given to them now, or very soon, often after they have been waiting for it for a long time.)

EX. He is not due for release until 2020. 預計他一直到2020年都不會被釋放。

EX. We are due to leave tomorrow. 我們預計明天離開。

2. (adj.) 預計會發生的 (If something is due at a particular time, it is expected to happen, be done, or arrive at that time.)

EX. The results are due at the end of the month. 結果預計在月底公佈。/ Mr. Carter is due in London on Monday. 卡特先生預計星期一到倫敦。

3. (adj.) (prep.) due to 由於 (If an event is due to something, it happens or exists as a direct result of that thing.)

EX. Our happy childhood is due to father's hard work. 我們的幸福的童年歸功於父親辛勤的工作

EX. The meeting was cancelled due to(= because of= as a result of) bad weather. 會議因為天氣不好而被取消了。

 

 waste (v.) (n.) (adj.) 浪費

EX. Don't waste your time on it. 別浪費你的時間在這件事上。

EX. Doing such a job is a waste of his talent. 做這樣的工作是浪費他的天分。

EX. Where should I put the waste paper? 我該把這廢紙放哪?

 

What a waste !為感嘆句。

EX. What a smart girl!= How smart the girl is! 多聰明的女孩啊!

  

漫畫來源~http://www.gocomics.com/garfield/2012/08/11

 

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