@ 2007.05.17 , 12:22

十大常见英语用词错误

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1. Looselose
错:I always loose the product key.
对:I always lose the product key.

2. It'sits (严格拼写是 its')
错:Download the HTA, along with it's readme file.
对:Download the HTA, along with its readme file.
错:The laptop is overheating and its making that funny noise again.
对:The laptop is overheating and it's making that funny noise again.

3. They'retheirthere
错:The managers are in they're weekly planning meeting.
对:The managers are in their weekly planning meeting.
错:The techs have to check there cell phones at the door, and their not happy about it.
对:The techs have to check their cell phones at the door, and they're not happy about it.

4. i.e.e.g.
错:Use an anti-spyware program (i.e., AdAware).
对:Use an anti-spyware program (e.g., AdAware).
注:i.e. 意为 "that is"; e.g. 意思是 "for example." 二者后面都要加逗号.

5. Effectaffect
错:The outage shouldn't effect any users during work hours.
对:The outage shouldn't affect any users during work hours.
对:The outage shouldn't have any effect on users.
对:We will effect several changes during the downtime.
注:Impact 不是动词. 你可以考虑用 affect 来代替:
错:The outage shouldn't impact any users during work hours.
对:The outage shouldn't affect any users during work hours.
对:The outage should have no impact on users during work hours.

6. You'reyour
错:Remember to defrag you're machine on a regular basis.
对:Remember to defrag your machine on a regular basis.
错:Your right about the changes.
对:You're right about the changes.

7. Different thandifferent from
错:This setup is different than the one at the main office.
对:This setup is different from the one at the main office.
对:This setup is better than the one at the main office.

8. Laylie
错:I got dizzy and had to lay down.
对:I got dizzy and had to lie down.
对:Just lay those books over there.

9. Thenthan
错:The accounting department had more problems then we did.
对:The accounting department had more problems than we did.
注:当一个句子以 If 开头时,你并不需要接着来一个 then. Then 完全是多余的:
错:If you can't get Windows to boot, then you'll need to call Ted.
对:If you can't get Windows to boot, you'll need to call Ted.

10. Could of, would ofcould have, would have
错:I could of installed that app by mistake.
对:I could have installed that app by mistake.
错:I would of sent you a meeting notice, but you were out of town.
对:I would have sent you a meeting notice, but you were out of town.

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