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發佈時間: 2022/01/14

面對疫情,政府採取「零容忍」政策。由於病毒有潛伏期,市民要按時完成多次(multiple)進行的強制檢測,政府強烈提醒市民必須嚴格遵守要求。

Multiple用作形容詞時,可以解「多個的」或者「多種的」。前者指「多個相同類型的東西(many of the same type」,後者指「多個種類(many different types)」。例如,We need to stop making multiple copies of the thick reports. It is such a waste of paper!(我們要停止影印多份那厚厚的報告,真是太浪費紙張了!)The shop keeper died of multiple stabs to the chest.(店主胸部被多刀刺死。)Most individuals experience multiple symptoms simultaneously.(大多數人同時出現多種症狀。)

Multiple一字也可以用作名詞,解「倍數」或者「連鎖店」。例句︰24 is a multiple of 6.(24是6的倍數。)These spoons are sold in multiples of 5.(這些匙舀以5的倍數出售。)He was a director at a fashion multiple.(他曾是一家時裝連鎖店的總監。)

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