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快速辨析 fine 和 finely

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内容简介

“Fine” 和 “finely” 之间的差别可不只是有无词尾 “-ly” 而已,要想掌握 “fine” 与 “finely” 各自的用法,首先需要了解它们的词性。在这两个词当中,哪个是方式副词,哪个是程度副词?哪个还可以作形容词使用?看 “一分钟英语” 视频,学习辨析单词 “fine” 和 “finely” 之间的区别。

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Hi! I'm Saskia from BBC Learning English. Do you know how to use fine and finely?

They can both be used as adverbs but fine can also be used as an adjective. Let's look at some sentences.

I broke my phone yesterday, but it's working fine now. Here, fine is an adverb of manner because it indicates doing something in a satisfactory manner.

I was tired but I feel fine now. Here, fine is an adjective but notice how it sits after the verb and it means 'OK'.

I ruined the recipe! I forgot to finely chop the onions. In this sentence, finely is an adverb of degree and it describes how small something needs to be cut up.

Right, I'm going to try that recipe again. I won't forget to finely chop the onions this time! Bye for now!

用法总结

1 “Fine” 作副词用时,为方式副词,指 “以令人满意的方式做某事”。

I broke my phone yesterday, but it's working fine now.

2 “Fine” 作形容词用时,有多种意思,比如 “好的,高质量的”;“身体好的”,或者 “细微的”。在表达 “身体好的” 时,形容词 “fine” 通常放在动词后面。

I was tired but I feel fine now.

3?“Finely” 是程度副词,可以用来表示 “分成,切成小块地”,强调 “细小,细微,薄” 的程度。

I forgot to finely chop the onions.

Take some finely sliced ham and put it in the sandwich.

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