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Quarantine-free

發佈時間: 2022/08/05

Quarantine-free

香港有望下星期放寬入境檢疫,但是說實在,最終還需完全免除隔離要求,香港才可以再與世界接軌,保持國際金融中心地位。小市民都好渴望免隔離旅行(quarantine-free travel)呢!

-free用於字尾(suffix),可以解「無……的」,前面配搭的名詞多帶負面意思。譬如,gluten-free(無麩質)、paraben-free(無防腐劑)、hassle-free(無麻煩)、lead-free(無鉛)、stress-free(無壓力)。例句︰The government must realise offering quarantine-free travel is essential to helping the tourism industry rebound.(政府必須意識到免檢疫旅行對於幫助旅遊業反彈是至關重要。)It is wise for online retailers to institute a hassle-free return policy with free return shipping.(網店制定方便、免運費的退貨政策乃明智之舉。)

-free用於字尾還可以解「免費的」,前面配搭與費用相關的名詞。例如,The shopping mall is providing a three-month rent-free period for restaurant tenants.(該商場為餐廳租戶提供3個月的免租期。)The government continues to provide interest-free loans to university students.(政府繼續向大學生提供無息貸款。)

(本欄逢周三、五刊登)

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