【聲明】港生活網站並無進行電話推廣活動

發佈時間: 2019/09/20

繼馬會取消周三整晚的賽事後,康文署又宣布取消國慶煙花滙演。香港是否仍然能夠「馬照跑、舞照跳」(horse racing and dance parties will go on),50年不變?

短語動詞(phrasal verb)go on其一意思解continue,用於指情況或狀態繼續下去而無變化。例句︰I can't go on smiling at her and acting like nothing's wrong.(我不能繼續向她微笑,表現得像甚麼問題也沒有。)The protest will go on for at least a couple of months.(示威活動將持續至少幾個月。)

Go on可以特別指「(在停頓後)繼續說、接着講」。例如,If you want, we can go on with what we were talking about.(如果你願意,我們可以繼續剛才所談論的事情。)Sorry to interrupt. You can go on with what you were saying.(對不起打斷了你的說話,請你繼續。)

Go on亦可以解「發生」,尤其是用於進行式。例如,I'm not sure what's going on behind my back but something is.(我不確定背後發生甚麼事,但肯定有事發生。)This has been going on for too long.(這已經持續了太長時間。)

(本欄逢周一、三、五刊登)

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