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Anonymous asked in 社會與文化語言 · 2 decades ago

請問這兩個單字的分別,Expand 和 Extend ..

這兩個單字,我總是搞不清楚.

能不能舉例說明?

如果可以的話,順便附上英文解說.

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  • 2 decades ago
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    Expand 是擴大的意思, extend 是算延長

    我想得到的情況都跟中文差不多

    你中文該用擴大的地方就用expand

    該用延長的時候就用延長, 懂?

    Expand has the implicit meaning of 'growing by the size',

    whereas extend simply means 'lengthen horizontally'.

    However, depending on the situation of your need the grammar slightly varies.

    For instance, if somebody wants you to expand on one of your comments,

    then that means they wanted you to speak a little more about what you just said.

    In this case the word 'extend' could not correctly apply.

    Say in a second situation where you are rushing through a report knowing that you do not have enough time to have it done, you might want to request the instructor to 'extend' your deadline. I hope I've made myself understandable here.

    Source(s): 腦腦
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  • Anonymous
    2 decades ago

    點、線、面,來作區別吧!!

    expand 是面積的擴張

    extend 線的延長

    若有不盡之處,請不吝指教 !!

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