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adrm asked in 社會及文化語言 · 1 decade ago

英文 grammar 一問


The nature of robotically aided minimal invasive surgery

also____to reduce recuperation time, with recovery in three to

seven days instead of 10 days to two weeks.


A) makes sure

B) promises

C) ensures

D) pledges

suggested answer : (B) promises

我想問,(B) promise 同 (D) pledge 的意思不是一樣解作 '保證' 、 '承諾' 的嗎?


1 Answer

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer


    雖然 “promise” 和 “pledge” 同樣有「保證、承諾」的意思,但在這個題目裏, “promise” 的意思應理解為 「有指望、有望的」。因為當 “pledge” 和 “promise”用作「保證、承諾」的意思時,句中多涉及人物為主語,指某人作出保證或承諾。而這個問題中的主語是「手術」(事物),意思大約為「這種手術有望縮短身體的恢復時間」,所以必須用 “promise”,而不是 “pledge”。

    Source(s): Yahoo Dictionary
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