忙碌于某事,居然不是“ busy on ”? busy 的正确用法,一分钟带你上手!

学生时期要忙着读书考试,出社会后忙着上班加班,大家总是会有“忙着做某件事”的时候。既然 busy(忙)这个字与我们如此息息相关,就一起来考考自己这个字会不会用吧!(延伸阅读:1分钟学实用英文:“手机快没电”“电量只剩 10%”怎么说?

情境对话

今天 David 和办公室的同事出去吃午餐,却不见同事 Amy 的人影。

John 老师便问说:Where's Amy? (Amy 在哪里?)

David 回答:She's busy on doing a project, so we might not see her. (她忙着处理专案,所以她可能不会来。)

今日 NG 挑战:请问以上 David 说的 She's busy on doing a project. 哪里说错了呢?

破解 NG 英文

想好答案了吗?这句话其实多了一个介系词喔!

She's busy on doing a project. (X)

Busy 这个单字的用法是 busy doing something(忙着做某件事),所以 busy 后面其实是不需要介系词的,直接接上动名词即可,因此这句可以修改成:

She's busy doing a project. (O)

再举几个例子给大家看:

We're busy preparing for our trip over vacation. (我们忙着准备假期的旅行。)

I'll be busy cleaning the house tonight. (我今晚会忙着打扫房子。)

Don't bother her. She's busy preparing for the big exam. (不要打扰她。她忙着准备大考。)

那 busy 还有另一个用法:busy with + 名词(忙于某事) ,所以刚刚 David 说错的句子,还可以改成:

She's busy with a project. (O)

再用这个用法举几个例子,例如:

She has been so busy with work recently that she doesn't have time to sleep. (她最近工作超忙,导致她都没时间睡觉。)

That actor is busy with a new drama. (那个演员忙着拍新连续剧。)

看完今天的【NG 英文】专栏,大家应该知道怎么运用 busy 这个字了吧!以后别再用错啰!