понедельник, 18 июня 2007 г.

10 ошибок, которые могут выставить вас в глупом свете

Ниже приведен список часто встречающихся ошибок, связанных с заменой одного слова на другое, похожее по звучанию или написанию. В общем, стоит ознакомиться и запомнить, чтобы над английским больше не смеялись :) Оригинал тут.

1. Loose вместо lose /loose - освобождать, ослаблять; lose - терять
No: I always loose the product key.
Yes: I always lose the product key.

2. It’s вместо its (или, прости господи, its’) /it's - it is; its - его, ее.
No: Download the HTA, along with it’s readme file.
Yes: Download the HTA, along with its readme file.
No: The laptop is overheating and its making that funny noise again.
Yes: The laptop is overheating and it’s making that funny noise again.

3. They’re вместо their или there /their - их; there - там
No: The managers are in they’re weekly planning meeting.
Yes: The managers are in their weekly planning meeting.
No: The techs have to check there cell phones at the door, and their not happy about it.
Yes: The techs have to check their cell phones at the door, and they’re not happy about it.

4. i.e. вместо e.g. /i.e. - id est, то есть; e.g. - exempli gratia, например
No: Use an anti-spyware program (i.e., AdAware).
Yes: Use an anti-spyware program (e.g., AdAware).
Note: The term i.e. means “that is”; e.g. means “for example.” And a comma follows both of them.

5. Effect вместо affect /effect - эффект, совершать; affect - аффект, воздействовать
No: The outage shouldn’t effect any users during work hours.
Yes: The outage shouldn’t affect any users during work hours.
Yes: The outage shouldn’t have any effect on users.
Yes: We will effect several changes during the downtime.
Note: Impact is not a verb. Purists, at least, beg you to use affect instead:
No: The outage shouldn’t impact any users during work hours.
Yes: The outage shouldn’t affect any users during work hours.
Yes: The outage should have no impact on users during work hours.

6. You’re вместо your /you'are - you are; your - твой
No: Remember to defrag you’re machine on a regular basis.
Yes: Remember to defrag your machine on a regular basis.
No: Your right about the changes.
Yes: You’re right about the changes.

7. Different than вместо different from /different from - отличающийся от; different than - неверно.
No: This setup is different than the one at the main office.
Yes: This setup is different from the one at the main office.
Yes: This setup is better than the one at the main office.

8. Lay вместо lie /lay - класть, положить; lie - лежать.
No: I got dizzy and had to lay down.
Yes: I got dizzy and had to lie down.
Yes: Just lay those books over there.

9. Then вместо than /then - тогда; than - чем
No: The accounting department had more problems then we did.
Yes: The accounting department had more problems than we did.

10.Could of, would of вместо could have, would have
No: I could of installed that app by mistake.
Yes: I could have installed that app by mistake.
No: I would of sent you a meeting notice, but you were out of town.
Yes: I would have sent you a meeting notice, but you were out of town.

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