Iris asked in 社會與文化語言 · 6 years ago

請問 swear 跟 vow 的用法有何不同

swear 跟 vow 就中文的意思來看好像差不多, 請問在用法上有何不同?

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  • Louis
    Lv 7
    6 years ago
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    vow可當「動詞」或「名詞」用。當動詞用時:If you vow to do something, you make a serious promise or decision that you will do it.

    swear只能當「動詞」用。

    1. If someone swears, they use language that is considered to be rude or offensive, usually because they are angry.

    2. If you swear to do something, you promise to a serious way that you will do it. (此時的用法和字義同動詞vow)

    3. If you say that you swear that something is true or that you can swear to it, you are saying very firmly that it is true.

    4. If someone is sworn to secrecy or is sworn to silence, they promise another person that they will not reveal a secret.

    Source(s): Collins Cobuild English Dictionary for Advanced Learners
  • geo
    Lv 6
    6 years ago

    拜讀大師回答了。

    覺得vow 好像也比較正式。例如結婚的誓約是vow,但好像沒聽過婚禮上說 I swear...。

    Swear 口語較常用。但也有正式場合,如官員宣誓就職是sworn-in。

    宣誓還有oath...

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