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發佈時間: 2019/10/11

政府若不提出政治方案解決當前的政治問題,實在難以想像如何能夠平息持續數月的激烈抗議活動,示威還要拖延(drag on)多久?

短語動詞(phrasal verb)drag on帶貶義,用於指負面的事件或情況持續太長時間、拖延太久。例如,The court battle is very expensive and can drag on for many years.(訴訟鬥爭非常昂貴,而且可能會拖延很多年。)We had a long meeting yesterday. It dragged on until ten at night.(昨天我們的會議很長,一直開到晚上十點。)

單字drag用作名詞時,也是帶貶義,常用於口語指「拖累、累贅、令人厭煩和乏味的事物」。常用句式to be a drag on something/ somebody,例句︰She always thinks having a baby will be a drag on her career.(她一直認為生孩子會拖累她的職業生涯。)

為加強厭煩的語氣,可以用such a drag、what a drag。例如,Filling in application forms is such a drag!(填寫申請表格真是太麻煩了!)My parents are forcing me to talk to the teacher again-what a drag!(我的父母逼我再與老師傾談,真麻煩!)

(本欄逢周一、三、五刊登)

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