忙碌於某事,居然不是「 busy on 」? busy 的正確用法,一分鐘帶你上手!

學生時期要忙著讀書考試,出社會後忙著上班加班,大家總是會有「忙著做某件事」的時候。既然 busy(忙)這個字與我們如此息息相關,就一起來考考自己這個字會不會用吧!(延伸閱讀:1分鐘學實用英文:「手機快沒電」「電量只剩 10%」怎麼說?

情境對話

今天 David 和辦公室的同事出去吃午餐,卻不見同事 Amy 的人影。

John 老師便問說:Where's Amy? (Amy 在哪裡?)

David 回答:She's busy on doing a project, so we might not see her. (她忙著處理專案,所以她可能不會來。)

今日 NG 挑戰:請問以上 David 說的 She's busy on doing a project. 哪裡說錯了呢?

破解 NG 英文

想好答案了嗎?這句話其實多了一個介係詞喔!

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

Busy 這個單字的用法是 busy doing something(忙著做某件事),所以 busy 後面其實是不需要介係詞的,直接接上動名詞即可,因此這句可以修改成:

She's busy doing a project. (O)

再舉幾個例子給大家看:

We're busy preparing for our trip over vacation. (我們忙著準備假期的旅行。)

I'll be busy cleaning the house tonight. (我今晚會忙著打掃房子。)

Don't bother her. She's busy preparing for the big exam. (不要打擾她。她忙著準備大考。)

那 busy 還有另一個用法:busy with + 名詞(忙於某事) ,所以剛剛 David 說錯的句子,還可以改成:

She's busy with a project. (O)

再用這個用法舉幾個例子,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,導致她都沒時間睡覺。)

That actor is busy with a new drama. (那個演員忙著拍新連續劇。)

看完今天的【NG 英文】專欄,大家應該知道怎麼運用 busy 這個字了吧!以後別再用錯囉!