【主題單字】舉例來說除了for example還有別的說法嗎?13個同義字大統整!

時常舉例時只想到For example嗎?是不是覺得這樣有點枯燥乏味呢?

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For instance

instance (n.) 實例

for example跟for instance可以交替使用,

通常是接一個用完整句子來說明的範例。

【範例】

My boyfriend is really sweet. For instance, he always makes red bean soup when I am on my period.

我的男朋友真的很貼心!舉例來說,他總是在我生理期時煮紅豆湯給我。

To cite an instance

cite (v.) 舉例

跟for example, for instance是一樣的用法,只是換個說法喔!

同樣的,也可以改成to cite an example。

【範例】

Some people think women should stay at home after getting married, but it is not fair.

To cite an instance, what if a wife makes more money than her husband does, should they choose those conservative thoughts over a life of better quality?

有些人覺得女人結婚後就該待在家相夫教子,但這是不公平的。

舉個例子,如果女性賺的比男性多,那他們該為了傳統觀念而放棄較好的生活品質嗎?

To give you an idea

這個用法比較口語,也是用來敘述完整的例子。

【範例】

Do you have any idea why Sam has been acting so weird recently?

To give you an idea, I always knew that he does not drink alcohol.

But the last time I went to his place, I saw plenty of empty bottles of wine in his living room!

你知道為什麼Sam最近的行為很奇怪嗎?舉個例子,我一直都知道他不喝酒,

但是我上次去他家的時候,我看到他客廳有一大堆空的紅酒瓶欸!

To illustrate

illustrate (v.) 說明;闡述(尤其是指例子)

【範例】

There are many ways to maintain a healthy body.

To illustrate, eating healthily and exercising regularly.

有很多保持健康的方法;像是健康飲食跟規律運動。

By way of illustration

illustration (n.) 實例

【範例】

The wind direction can affect the level of air pollution. 

By way of illustration, pollution would be less severe if winds were blown from the North. 

風向可以影響空污程度。舉例來說,如果風是從北方吹來的話,污染會較不嚴重一些。

e.g.

是拉丁文exempli gratia的縮寫,可以讀作e.g.或是for example

【範例】

You should intake more protein, e.g. seafood, beef, or chicken breasts.

你應該攝取更多的蛋白質,像是海鮮、牛肉或雞胸肉。

Such as

【範例】

That money is not for entertainment; it is for emergency use such as health treatment.

那筆錢不是娛樂用途的,是作為像是醫療支出等的緊急預備金。

Like

like (prep.) 例如

【範例】

Maira looks the best in bright colors, like white, pink and yellow.

Maria很適合亮色的衣服,像是白色、粉色跟黃色。

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文/ 劉昉苡

參考資料:

  1. Hubspot.Aja Frost. 13 Fresh Ways to Say “For Example”. [Online]. [Accessed August 28, 2020]

Available: https://blog.hubspot.com/sales/for-example-synonym

  1. Collins. Synonyms of ’for example’. [Online]. [Accessed August 28, 2020]

Available: https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english-thesaurus/for-example