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

誤解的字彙 T 為開頭的字彙

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table
table (TAY buhl) (noun)
A certain kind of furniture: “We usually eat breakfast at our kitchen table.”
table (TAY buhl) (noun)
An arrangement of words or numbers: “The table, or chart, shows you the grades of each of the students.”
table (TAY buhl) (noun)
A plateau or a tableland which is a broad, level, elevated region, usually treeless: “While traveling in the desert we came upon a table of land and were able to see scenic views of the valley down beyond the edge of this flat area.”
table (TAY buhl) (verb)
To postpone or to delay something: “The staff decided to table the topic until next Thursday afternoon.”

tablet 及 tablet computer
tablet (TAB let) (noun)
A portable writing pad, typically paper: “Trina used a tablet and pencil to take notes while in class.”
tablet (TAB let) (noun)
A small, flat form of compressed medicine, a vitamin, etc.: “Did you take your vitamin C tablet as well as the other tablets this morning, Monroe?”
tablet computer (TAB let kuhm PYOO tuhr) (noun)
In general, a tablet computer, or tablet laptop, is a wireless personal computer that allows a user to take notes using natural handwriting with a stylus or digital pen on a touch screen: “A tablet computer is similar in size and thickness to a yellow paper notepad and is intended to function as the user’s primary personal computer as well as a note-taking device.”
“Someone has written that a tablet computer, or tablet laptop, is fast and runs many programs at the same time without lagging and freezing.”

tack 及 tact
tack (TAK) (noun)
A small sharp nail usually with a wide, flat head: “The teacher used a tack to hang up the notice on the bulletin board.”
tact (TAKT) (noun)
1. The ability to do or to say things without offending or upsetting other people: “The success of the international conference depends a great deal on the tact of the political leaders who will be trying to solve some of the economic problems that are on the table for the meeting.”
2. The skills to appreciate the delicacy of a situation and to do or to say the kindest or most fitting things; diplomacy: “The boy’s father used tact in dealing with their tragedy.”

tail 及 tale
tail (TAYL) (noun)
The lower, inferior, or rear end of something: “The cat loved to chase her tail around in circles.”
“The tail of the car was damaged in the accident.”
“He was at the tail end of the line waiting to buy tickets for the film.”
“The tail of the airplane was broken off when the pilot had to make an emergency landing after running out of gas.”
tail (TAYL) (verb)
1. To follow or to keep watching a suspect: “The detective had to tail the suspect for three hours.”
“My silly cat tried to tail me when I left home for a walk, but she soon got tired and went back to the house.”
2. To become more faint or scattered: “Her voice started to tail off after she had been reading out loud for several minutes.”
tale (TAYL) (noun)
1. A story either based on fact or fiction that is told in printed or oral form: “The man told his tale of the huge fish which he caught but that got away.”
2. An imaginative telling of an event: “A myth is often a tale used to explain puzzling events or circumstances.”
3. Gossip or stories that can be libellous: “The tale that was told about the couple’s elopement was scandalous and was later proven not to be true.”

tame
tame (TAYM) (adjective)
1. Not wild; domesticated or submissive: “My cat is tame and loves to play with me and never uses her talons to scratch me.”
2. Insipid, lacking spirit or zest: “We were disappointed because we thought the sports event was merely a tame game.”
tame (TAYM) (verb)
1. To control or to bring into a domestic and submissive state: “The zoo keeper would like to tame the wild elephant, but so far he can only admire it from a distance.”
2. To soften or to tone down: “He struggled to tame his temper while talking with his supervisor at work.”

tap
tap (TAP) (verb)
To strike with light blows: “They could hear the rain tap on the metal roof.”
tap (TAP) (noun)
A water faucet: “She forgot to turn off the tap in the kitchen and the sink overflowed and flooded the floor.”
tap (TAP) (noun)
A piece that makes a heel or sole of a shoe thicker: “He had a metal tap put on each of his shoes so he could pretend that he was a tap dancer.”

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