八個有關「猜測」的日常會話!勇敢說出你的想法

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編輯/霍楚昀

生活中會遇到許多不確定的狀況,讓你無法完全掌握,但你還是必須做出評估,才能決定下一步該怎麼做,這個時候該如何向他人表達呢?

Let’s talk的英文老師列出了八個有關猜測、預估的句子,讓你在不同的情境之下都能夠應對自如。

1. Off the top of my head

用於當你做一個較明確的臆測時。

Example : Off the top of my head, this phone would be worth £300.

2. Knowing him, he will……

對方可能是你熟識的人,而你很了解他,知道他可能會採取什麼行動。

Example : Knowing Bryan, he will probably take the train, he hates driving.

3. If I had to take a guess, I’d say……

不那麼確定的個人猜測,類似中文的「如果要我猜的話」。

Example : If I had to take a guess, I’d say he was over 40 years old.

4. It’s difficult to say, but I think……

情況很難說,但我認為……

Example : It’s difficult to say, but I think anyone can won this match now.

5. I wouldn’t be surprised if……

你已經預料到可能會有什麼狀況,因此若發生了也不會感到驚訝。

Example : I wouldn’t be surprised if he leaves his job, he is too stressed for the kind of work he does.

6. I bet……

「我敢打賭……」,用於你已經很有把握的狀況。

Example : I bet he’s gonna ask me out tonight, he just can’t stop staring.

7. It’s somewhere in the ballpark of……

通常用於評估金錢。

Example : She gets paid somewhere in the ballpark of 10 million dollars to host that show.

8. Your guess is as good as mine.

你可能沒有什麼想法,心裡也沒個底,便可以說這句話。

Example : When someone says to you ..”Don’t even know if Mary will show up for the wedding..” and you have no idea , you just say..”well, Your guess is as good as mine”

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