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Exercise

Verb or Noun 動詞或名詞

提起exercise,很多朋友都没能忘記,第一反應可能是想起學校裏老師叫做的練習或習作,那是exercise。

在學校有一科目稱為P.E.,即是 physical exercise,又是exercise,但這是體育課。

Exercise 又可被解作運動,例如︰

You really need to take some more exercise.

你真的必須做多些運動。

同時,exercise 亦可指訓練。比如︰

It would be very helpful if you exercise by speaking loud the speech for several times.

若果你能練習大聲朗讀那演講幾次是非常有幫助的。

但當用作動詞時,exercise 是行使的意思。一篇由The telegraph 報導關於穆斯林Ramadan 齋戒月的新聞裡,有用到exercise 這詞作為動詞用的︰

Overall Ramadan is a time for Muslims to exercise self-discipline and restrain both spiritually and physically…….

意思是指︰齋戒月的時間是讓穆斯林行使自我約束和精神上、體能上抑制……

在投票中,我們說到 exercise the right 是指行使權利。

不說不知,很多人在家中都有養狗隻,每星期都要找時間去遛狗,原來遛狗正是 exercise the dog 呢。

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