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漫談英語:Stick is not sticky

2016-09-02

Something that is sticky is something that fixes or sticks itself to other things. However, we often form adjectives by adding a "y" to a noun in English (for example, something that is very sweet is "sugary"). Here the dog thinks that sticky means "like a stick".

有什麼是sticky的呢?狗狗回答他的朋友是stick。大家要留意,名詞加了個y不等於變成近意的形容詞,stick是木棍,sticky是黏黏的,一字之差,但木棍肯定不是黏的。■漫畫&說明︰英國文化協會

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