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

花費精力的花費要用take? spend? cost?

花費錢,不以人當主詞,用cost

花費時間,常不以人當主詞,take

人當主詞的花費,時間或金錢,用 spend

但是,如果人耗費精力(energy) 去做什麼事情,請問那個花費要用哪一個??

可否舉一例子:我耗費好大精力才完成這項工作。

感謝 ^ ^

Update:

1.請問如果我說 It took me a lot of energy to accomplish the work. 可以改成 I spent a lot of energy accomplishing the work.嗎?

2. 如果我不用 make effort at ... 用上述的 take 或 spend到底有沒有錯呢?

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  • 路人
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    2 decades ago
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    *spend的主詞一定要用人:

    ~~人+spend+時間or金錢+ (in) Ving (或+on N)

    ~~I spent 3 hours finishing this job. (I spent 3 hours on this job.)

    *cost的主詞一定用物, 配上金錢:

    ~~The notebook cost me thirty dollars.

    *take的主詞通常以事情當主詞, 不過也可以用人當主詞喔喔(字典上也有例句喔)

    ~~It takes me 10 minutes to go to school.

    = Going to school takes me 10 minutes.

    =I take 10 minutes to go to school.

    *不過"耗費精力"有特定的片語(make effort)可用, 所以請不要用take,spend,cost

    ~~我耗費好大精力才完成這項工作 -->I made great efforts at finishing this job.

    Source(s): 自己
  • 2 decades ago

    說到要花費錢/努力的動詞要用take做為動詞

    句型為: it takes sth to do sth

    所以, 以你的例子來說:

    It takes me a lot of energy to accomplish this work.

    2006-03-15 23:57:15 補充:

    1. 習慣用法較不用spend energy 哦2. 習慣用法是用: make effort, 而不是用take 或spend 作為動詞.

    Source(s): Me
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