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Run errands

發佈時間: 2021/10/13

料理一頭家所牽涉的瑣事繁多,單單是跑腿(running errands)的工夫已經消耗了不少時間,寄信、繳費、取乾洗衣物、買日常用品等等。

名詞errand解「跑腿、差事」,指為了做某事的短途行程,例如購買、遞送或收集某物。造句時,名詞errand常配搭動詞run或者do。

例句︰My grandparents live close to me so I often run errands for them.(我的祖父母住在我附近,所以我經常為他們跑腿。)Sorry, I can't run errands for you every day.(對不起,我不能每天都做你的跑腿。)

I can only meet you at three because I've got some errands to do first.(我只能在3點見你,因為我得先去辦些事情。)

此外,也可以說be/go on an errand指「出門辦些差事」。例如,I'm just going out on an errand; I'll be back soon.(我只是出去辦點事,很快回來。)

Some students volunteered to go on an errand to pick up the sandwiches.(有些學生自願幫忙去拿三文治。)

His boss has sent him on an errand to the headquarters.(他的老闆派他去總部辦事。)

(本欄逢周三、五刊登)

撰文: Ally Dean's List級英文老師
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