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是out of order还是out of work? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2007-5-8 12:41:28 |Display all floors
我知道把选择题贴在这里是不对的,但我知道这里高手如林,肯定有人能给我帮助的。所以 就这样做了。
What was the worst was that he found himself unable to ask for help-- his mobile phone went out of ____ as a result of exhausted battery.
A. service         B. way        C. order          D. work
答案是D.我想不通,out of work不是失业的意思吗?

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Post time 2007-5-8 13:31:13 |Display all floors
答案是out of work 啊,再这表示"某东西坏了,不能正常运转或工作了". 比如,我们还可以说" his mobile phone doesn't work."
out of order, 一般表示"混乱的" 如, His room is out of order.

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Post time 2007-5-8 14:18:12 |Display all floors

fyi

out of service是对的,答案错了

out of order :手机没有坏只不过是没电了(merely has a dead battery)。所以不能说out of order
out of work  : 失业 (unemployed)

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Post time 2007-5-8 15:30:41 |Display all floors

FYI

:)

it should be "out of work".
work用于人,表示工作,干活;用于物,就是"起作用,奏效"的意思.

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Post time 2007-5-9 00:53:19 |Display all floors

hly (#3) is right.

You can use "work" in a different way: the mobile phone did not work (or failed to work), but not "went out of work".

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