「in passing」是什麼意思?

2020/06/04 16:15
Sammy 老師
分類: 英文字彙片語

我們知道 pass 這個字當動詞是「經過;通過」

但是 in passing 是什麼意思呢?

其實它是「不經意地、順便地」

這個片語還蠻常見的,不過意思不好猜

基本上是「在經過(某人)的時候…」

所以就變成現在這個意思

它通常和動詞 mention (提到…) 一起用

mention …. in passing 就是「順便提起…;不經意地提起…」的意思

我們來造些句:

The teacher mentioned in passing that Roy was leaving the school.
(老師不經意地提到洛依要離開學校了。)

The boss mentioned his upcoming trip to Europe in passing.
(老板順便提到他即將要去歐洲。)

Did you mention it in passing or on purpose?
(你是不經意地提起那件事還是故意的?)



 
 

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