homework 和 assignment 有什麼不同?

2012/05/10 14:07
Sammy 老師
分類: 相似字比較

homework 指的是學生的回家作業, 通常是寫的和讀的

assignment 基本的意思是別人交付, 有待完成的工作或任務

所以像老板叫你完成的事也是 assignment

電影裡的特務被政府派去從事暗殺行動也是 assignment

老師所給的 assignment, 有時不一定是寫或讀的

有可能是要去查資料, 或是觀察紀錄什麼東西, 參觀展覽, 做美勞等

這些都是 assignments, 但就不是 homework

所以 homework assignment 的一種, 可是 assignment 不見得一定是 homework

學校裡的作業可以叫 homework assignment

就是用前面的名詞 homework 來修飾後面的 assignment

字面上的意思就是 “homework 形式的 assignment”

另外在文法上, 注意 homework 是不可數名詞, assignment 可數

所以不能說 I have many homework today.

只能用 I have a lot of homework today. (much 一般不會用在肯定句的 很多”)

要問人家有多少功課, 也只能說 How much homework do you have today?

而不能用 how many

assignment 是可數名詞, 所以可以加數字, 用複數及 many 來修飾

例如: The boss gave me two assignments.


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