小測驗 — 易混動詞 「have」 和 「take」

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動詞 「have」 和 「take」 是不少英語初學者在一開始就接觸到的基礎詞彙。雖然這兩個詞語的含義有相似的部分,但它們各自卻有不同的用法。比如,「have」 後面可以接表示溝通交流、飲食以及贊同和反對他人觀點的名詞;而 「take」 後面可以接表示休息和決定的名詞。根據下列各題目中所描述的場景,選擇最恰當的一個選項來完成句子。注意區分動詞 「have」 和 「take」 的用法。

1. I think it’s much safer not to go. It’s not worth _______ the risk.

a) having

b) have

c) taking

d) take

2. She’s very upset. I think you should _______ with her.

a) be having a chat

b) have a chat

c) be taking a chat

d) take a chat

3. We are delighted to announce that the main actor is well, and will be _______ in the show after all.

a) have part

b) having part

c) take part

d) taking part

4. The community are determined to _______.

a) to have taken their say

b) have had their say

c) have their say

d) take their say

5. Hopefully the new homeless initiative _______ a positive effect and reduces the numbers of people sleeping on the streets.

a) has

b) have

c) takes

d) is taking

6. You’ve really got to _______ a decision on whether you want to rent or buy a house.

a) have

b) be having

c) be taken

d) take

7. Because we have received no response from her regarding her employment, we will be _______ to terminate her contract.

a) taking steps

b) having steps

c) had steps

d) took steps

8. It’s impossible to tell who will win. _______ when it comes to tennis.

a) I’m taking absolutely no idea

b) I’m having absolutely no idea

c) I take absolutely no idea

d) I have absolutely no idea

答案

1) c, 2) b, 3) d, 4) c, 5) a, 6) d, 7) a, 8) d.