respectively的使用

“Respectively”是一个副词,经常被非英语母语者误用。它意味着“按照给定的顺序”,且只有在少了它句子就不清楚的情况下才应使用。

示例:

Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen detector flows were set at 85, 7, and 4 mL/min, respectively.

这里使用respectively以清楚表明所述第一种气体与第一个数字相配,第二种气体配第二个数字,而第三种气体配第三个数字。


更多示例:

不好: The two values were 143.2 and 21.6, respectively.
好: The two values were 143.2 and 21.6.

不好: The two tubes were labeled B and S, respectively.
好: The tubes containing blood and saline were labeled B and S, respectively.


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