同じ単語を2回繰り返して表現したいことを強調する

Using identical pairs to emphasize your point

英語の表現には、同じ単語を2回繰り返して使う場面が見られる。

これは、表現したい内容を強調したい時に有用

1)

over and over

 ↓

repeatedly

ex.

I explained to him over and over, but he still didn’t understand how the photocopier worked.

2)

round and round

 ↓

in circles

自動車が同じところをグルグル回っていることを示す時に使えるのに加えて、議論が堂々巡りしている状態にも使える

ex.

We went round and round the neighborhood for a couple of hours looking for our cat. Eventually, we spotted her sitting under a tree.

3)

on and on

 ↓

without stopping at length

ex.

She was so disturbed by what she had seen in the forest that she went on and on about it for hours.

4)

again and again

 ↓

repeatedly

5)

little by little

 ↓

gradually

ex.

Little by little, I lost my patience with the children.

6)

all in all

 ↓

considering all (everything)

ex.

All in all, I think you should buy a house.

7)

day after day

 ↓

everyday for long

ex.

Day after day she looked after her aging parents, but she wouldn’t have had it any other way.

8)

word for word

 ↓

exactly, precisely

ex.

She copied my essay word for word!


【BGMに使える曲・今週の一曲】

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