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Fabricate

發佈時間: 2018/08/10
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港鐵沙中綫工程被揭鋼筋接駁造假,結構安全成疑。現在,更懷疑港鐵偽造(fabricate)文件。港鐵憑甚麼收取全數高達79億元的沙中綫項目管理費?

動詞fabricate有兩個意思。第一,上文提到的fabricate解「偽造、捏造」,編造故事或者信息等,以欺騙別人。例句︰It is highly likely that the report was fabricated.(該報告很可能是偽造的。)The professor was accused of fabricating research data.(該教授被指控捏造研究數據。)During the trial, he was accused of fabricating the evidence against his company.(在審訊期間,他被指控捏造針對其公司的證據。)「偽造的文件」,英文可以說fabricated documents。

第二,fabricate可以指「製造、組裝」工業產品,尤其是組裝預製組件。例如,These metal pieces are very versatile. They can be fabricated easily into any structures.(這些金屬件非常多用途,它們可以很容易地製成任何結構。)The equipment components required high precision and were expensive and time-consuming to fabricate.(那些器材組件需要高精確度,製造成本昂貴而且耗時。)

(本欄逢周一、三、五刊登)

撰文: Ally Dean's List級英文老師
欄名: WordDiscovery