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Urgent needs

發佈時間: 2021/01/22

疫情下,各個行業都陷入衰退。實政圓桌召集人田北辰要求政府向全港市民派錢,每人8,000元,以解市民燃眉之急(urgent needs)。

形容詞urgent解「緊急的、迫切的」,不但指事情需要立即處理,而且事情是重要的。例句︰Can I speak to the boss now? I have an urgent message for him.(我現在可以跟老闆說話嗎?我有一個緊急消息要給他。)The mental health impact of COVID-19 requires urgent attention.(新冠肺炎疫情對心理健康的影響需要緊急關注。)

常用in urgent need of something,指「迫切需要某物」。例如︰Some cities are in urgent need of improved public health services.(有些城市迫切需要改善公共衞生服務。)

改變字尾(suffix),可以將形容詞urgent變成名詞urgency。常用as a matter of urgency(作為相當緊迫的事情)和sense of urgency(緊迫感)。例如︰I really appreciate your assistance on this as a matter of urgency.(我非常感謝你就此事提供緊急協助。)COVID-19 has increased the sense of urgency around digital transformation.(新冠肺炎疫情增加了數碼轉型的迫切性。)

(本欄逢周三、五刊登)

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