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Anonymous asked in 社會與文化語言 · 1 decade ago

retain / remain / maintain 的差別

retain / remain / maintain

這三個字都有 "保持、維持" 的涵義,

可是老師之前說有用法上的差異,

一直想不起來,

麻煩大家為我解答,謝謝:)

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    retain 去保持繼續擁有某物

    She has lost her battle to retain control of the company.

    (她在爭奪的時候失敗了 失去了繼續掌控公司的權利)

    remain 繼續去維持可能不會再出現的某物

    After the flood, nothing remained of the village.

    (洪水過後,沒有任何東西留在這個村莊)

    maintain 繼續去擁有保持存在的東西 不允許它改變

    We have standards to maintain. (我們要維持水準)

    個人的看法! 或許有點不順

    希望妳可以懂我再說什麼

     

    Source(s): dictionary
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