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

足夠的,充份的英文單字的差別

enough

sufficient

ample

plentiful

adequate

請問這五個在形容詞上的差別

能否詳細一點,謝謝各位

Update:

回覆koolerster:

enough是副詞,也可以是形容詞,甚至也可以當名詞。

Ref. http://tw.dictionary.yahoo.com/search?ei=UTF-8&p=e...

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  • Lewis
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    1 decade ago
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    Perhaps you can put them in a order like this

    Enough>Adequate>sufficient>plentiful>ample

    So if you put these words in a different perspective it might be easier to understand. Imagaine there is a group of kids waiting to be feed and you can use these word to describe the amount of food that are available to them

    Enough = Every kids will be feed but there are are probably no leftovers.

    Adequate= Every kids will be feed and there might be some

    leftovers for the kids who are still hungry.

    Sufficient=Every kids will be feed and there will be some

    leftovers for the kids who are still hungry.

    Plentiful=Every kids will be feed and there will still be a lot of leftovers for kids who are hungry.

    Ample= Every kids will be feed and there will still be leftovers even when the hungry kids have finished eating.

    2009-01-12 12:50:40 補充:

    Or you can swap the order around like this

    Enough>Adequate>sufficient>ample>plentiful

    Plentiful/Ample=Every kids will be feed and there will still be a lot of leftovers for kids who are hungry.

    2009-01-12 12:51:29 補充:

    Ample/Plentiful= Every kids will be feed and there will still be leftovers even when the hungry kids have finished eating.

    Ample and plentiful have pretty similar meaning so it will come down to preference when using these two words.

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  • 1 decade ago

    這五個詞其實可以算是同義字, 但是在程度上有所差別

    sufficient 是指說這個足夠的量已經很接近所需要的了, 而且語氣上也比較確定

    enough 比sufficient 較不確定, 意思是說是夠了,

    但是不曉得是不是真的足夠那麼多

    adequate 是指夠了, 但只有夠用, 並沒有到sufficient的程度

    plentiful 的意思是偏向於豐富

    ample 在程度上是比sufficient 更接近足夠的程度

    Source(s): 自己 ; webster dictionary
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  • 1 decade ago

    奇摩那部詞典可信度不高,我查了朗文詞典,enough 是adverb 或是determiner 或是 pronoun。建議你到市面上買本可靠的詞典,如牛津或朗文。

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  • 1 decade ago

    ample - more than enough

    e.g., You'll have ample opportunity to ask questions after the talk.

    adequate - enough or satisfactory for a particular purpose

    e.g., Have we got adequate food for twenty guests?

    plentiful - if something is plentiful, there is a lot of it available

    e.g., Strawberries are plentiful in the summer

    sufficient - enough for a particular purpose

    e.g., This recipe should be sufficient for five people

    enough - is an *adverb, NOT an adjective

    Source(s): Oxford English Dictionary
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