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Overwork

發佈時間: 2021/06/11

Overwork

工作過勞(overwork)而犧牲了健康,甚至性命,實在不值得。有健康有性命才可以陪伴家人。政府除了規管最低工資,亦應盡快規管最高工時。

「過勞猝死」英文可以用sudden death from overwork。「過勞」即是「過度勞累、過度工作」,所以英文用overwork。例如,Japan has struggled with death from overwork for many years.(日本多年來一直面對過勞死的問題。)It is very difficult to prove that a person died due to overwork.(很難證明一個人因過度勞累而死亡。)

Overwork除了用作名詞,也可以用作動詞。例句︰You have to do something to alleviate the situation; you've been overworking for months already.(你必須想辦法緩解這種情況,你已經過勞工作好幾個月了。)A good company does not overwork its employees.(好的公司不會讓員工工作過勞。)

Overwork變成過去分詞(past participle)overworked,可以用作形容詞。例如,After the children have left for school, the overworked mother can finally have a break.(孩子上學後,勞累過度的媽媽終於可以休息一下了。)

(本欄逢周三、五刊登)

撰文: Ally Dean's List級英文老師
欄名: WordDiscovery