Saturday, 24 March 2012

Compare A with B 和 compare A to B 有分別嗎?


"Compare A with B" 的意思是「把A和B作出比較」: 

Let's compare CY Leung with Henry Tang to see which person is more suitable to become the next Chief Executive of Hong Kong. 
(讓我們把梁振英跟唐英年比較一下,看看誰更適合成為下一任香港特首。)


It's no use comparing apples with oranges as they are completely different. 
(把蘋果跟橙作比較是沒有用的,因為它們跟本完全不同。)

"Compare A to B" 的意思則是「把A比作B」: 

Jeff compares Chen to an angel.
(Jeff 把 Chen 比擬為天使。)

 A lot of people compared Mr Tang to a pig.
(很多人把唐先生比作一隻豬。) 

The coach compared his strength to that of an ox.
(教練把他的力氣和一頭公牛的相提並論。)

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