表「組成、構成」的英文片語「consist of」、「be composed of」差異在哪 - 空中美語部落格

表「組成、構成」的英文片語「consist of」、「be composed of」差異在哪

    

表達「組成」的三個常見片語

make up、compose、consist of 都有「組成」的意思,其中除了 consist of 沒有被動語態以外,另外兩者都有主動、被動兩種用法,來看例句:
 

📝 A由B組成

* A be made up of B = B make up A

Jack wants his new car company to be made up of the most talented engineers in the world.

= Jack wants the most talented engineers in the world to make up his new car company.

傑克希望他新開的汽車公司是由世界上最有天賦的工程師所組成。
 

* A be composed of B = B compose A

35% of Taiwan's population is composed of Buddhists

= Buddhists compose 35% of Taiwan's population.

臺灣人口由 35% 的佛教徒組成。此用法偏正式,一般情況及口語表達時大多使用 B make up A)

This language course is composed of four classes focusing on listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

這門語言課程是四節課組成的,四節課分別強調聽力、口說、閱讀及寫作。
 

* A consist of B

Ryan's latest art exhibition not only consists of his photos, but also his videos.
萊恩最新的藝術展覽不僅有展出他照的照片,也有展出他拍攝的影片。
 
Wendy says her perfect Saturday night consists of a good movie at home with a big bag of popcorn.
溫蒂說她認為完美的週六夜晚是在家看一部好電影配上一大袋爆米花。
 
 
 
 
 

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