生活中会遇到许多不确定的状况,让你无法完全掌握,但你还是必须做出评估,才能决定下一步该怎么做,这个时候该如何向他人表达呢?


八个有关“猜测”的日常会话!


生活中会遇到许多不确定的状况,让你无法完全掌握,但你还是必须做出评估,才能决定下一步该怎么做,这个时候该如何向他人表达呢?


英文老师列出了八个有关猜测、预估的句子,让你在不同的情境之下都能够应对自如。


1. Off the top of my head


用于当你做一个较明确的臆测时。


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


2. Knowing him, he will……


对方可能是你熟识的人,而你很了解他,知道他可能会採取什么行动。


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


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


不那么确定的个人猜测,类似中文的“如果要我猜的话”。


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……


情况很难说,但我认为……


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


5. I wouldn’t be surprised if……


你已经预料到可能会有什么状况,因此若发生了也不会感到惊讶。


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……


“我敢打赌……”,用于你已经很有把握的状况。


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


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


通常用于评估金钱。


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


8. Your guess is as good as mine.


你可能没有什么想法,心里也没个底,便可以说这句话。


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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