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Miss Peng asked in 社會與文化語言 · 10 years ago

or so 和 or thereabouts

or so 和 or thereabouts

這兩個都是大約、左右的意思,

那這兩個是一樣的囉?

可以互用?

根據yahoo字典的例句

It'll only cost 15 dollars or so.

We'll see you at 9 or thereabouts.

那這兩句也可以寫成這樣嗎?

It'll only cost 15 dollars or thereabouts.

We'll see you at 9 or so.

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  • 10 years ago
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    or so 和 or thereabouts 表示數量、數額、距離等的「大約」approximately 時,意思差不多。

    It'll only cost 15 dollars or so.

    We'll see you at 9 or thereabouts.

    可以寫成

    It'll only cost 15 dollars or thereabouts.

    We'll see you at 9 or so.

    兩句意思差不多。

    但 thereabouts 表示「附近」,指 near the place mentioned 前面提過的地點附近 時,就不要改為 or so。

    Most of good colleges are in Boston or thereabouts.

    好的大學多數在波斯頓或波斯頓附近。

    (要是說 Most of good colleges are in Boston or so. 聽起來非常不自然,不要這樣用。)

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