學術寫作上常誤用及誤解的字彙 C 為開頭的字彙 Common Mistakes in Academic English Writing: Words Beginning with the Letter C

誤解的字彙 C 為開頭的字彙

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cabal 及 cable
cabal (kuh BAL) (noun)
A secret group, or a plot, that is devoted to intrigue and to the overthrow of a political system: “The cabal consisted of men and women who were committed to achieving a new government, by force if necessary.”
cable (KAY buhl) (noun)
A rope, wire, or chain of considerable circumference and strength which may be used to hold or to fasten objects together or, as in telecommunications, to carry electric or message impulses: “The workmen installed the new cable for the telephone system.”

cache 及 cash
cache (KASH) (noun)
1. Stockpile, secret repository: “The rebels had a cache of firearms in the mountains.”
2. A place for concealment and safekeeping, as of valuables: “Not trusting banks any more, Samantha’s father hid his cash in a cache in the family’s book case.”
3. A small fast-memory storage area in a computer that holds recently accessed data, designed to speed up subsequent access to the same data: “Your computer keeps information called cache memory. As the microprocessor processes data, it looks first in the cache memory and if it finds the data there (from a previous reading of data), it does not have to do the more time-consuming reading of data from a larger memory.”
“Using disk cache memory speeds up computer operations, because accessing data stored in RAM (Random Access Memory) is much faster than accessing data stored on a hard drive.”
cash (KASH) (noun)
Payment for goods or services in currency or by check: “The purchases were paid for with cash.”
cash (KASH) (verb)
To exchange for or to convert into ready money: “The store will cash your check.”

callous 及 callus
callous (KAL uhs) (adjective)
1. Not feeling or showing any concern about the problems or suffering of other people: “Damon made a callous remark about those who were injured in the accident.”
2. Emotionally hardened; unfeeling: “Marlene had a callous indifference for the suffering of her sick neighbor.”
callus (KAL uhs) (noun)
A hard, thickened place on the skin; especially, on the hands and feet: “Preston had a painful callus on each of his feet from walking so much.”

can, may, May 及 might
can (KAN) (verb)
To be able to do something, to have the ability to do something: “Luke is sure that if he studies hard enough he can pass the exams at school tomorrow.”
may (MAY) (verb)
1. To be allowed or permitted to do something: “You may tell me your opinion, but that doesn’t mean that I will change my mind.”
2. Used to indicate that something is possible or probable: “If you work hard now, you may end up sitting in the supervisor’s chair some day.”
May (MAY) (noun)
When capitalized, the fifth month on the Julian calendar: “Carol’s garden is always spectacular during the month of May just before the weather becomes really hot.”
might (MIGHT) (verb)
1. Used to express that something is possible: “We might go if they ask us, but then again we might not.”
2. Used to talk about a possible condition that does not or did not actually exist: “If you were older, you might understand what she is talking about.”

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英文學術寫作上常誤用及誤解的字彙

誤解的字彙 C

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