The word 'possession' 单词详解


今天的《你問我答》節目回答 Peter 提出以上問題。首先是中文解釋,然後是英語解釋加大量例句。

The basic meaning of the word possession is the state of owning something, something you have or something you are carrying with you.

When it is used in the abstract sense it is an uncountable noun and the verb should correspond, is instead of are.

For example:

The possession of a degree does not guarantee you a job.

When it is used to refer to something specific, like cars or jewellery, then it is a plural noun, 'possessions'. The verb should be plural as well.

For example:

Please remember to take all your personal possessions when you leave the train.

There are some useful phrases involving the word 'possession'. Join Neil and Yang Li for a light-hearted vocabulary lesson.

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