WOTW: back 2
| - Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo |
今週の #WOTW はまた「back」です。This time we are having a look at the verb and the adjective. Ready?
- Parents should always back their children, no matter what. (Give financial, material, or moral support to.)
- Theresa May could do anything and The Sun would still back her. (See above.)
- It is because Aragon was backed by the dwarfs and everyone else that they could take the castle. (Supplement in order to strengthen.)
- The Green New Deal is backed mainly by young people. (Be in favour of.)
- Will you back me if I sing at the wedding? (Provide musical accompaniment to a singer or musician.)
- Even his breakfast tray was backed with diamonds, he was that rich. (Cover the back of (an article) in order to support, protect, or decorate it.)
- I didn’t see the letterbox when I backed, sorry. (Walk or drive backwards.)
- After a south wind morning, the wind backed in the afternoon and it got sort of chilly. (Of the wind, change direction anticlockwise around the points of the compass.)
- My building backs on to the cemetery. (“Back on” or “back on to”, when a building or other structure has its back facing or adjacent to some other building or structure.)
- The house is backed by chestnuts and apple trees. (Lie behind or at the back of something.)
It’s time for the adjective now.
- In England, front gardens are very well kept, but back gardens are usually a mess. (Of or at the back of something.)
- Young Japanese men carry their thick wallets in their back pockets. (See above.)
- Tokyo is busy but back streets are quiet. (In a remote or subsidiary position.)
- It is a dire situation when a company owes its employees back pay for three months. (From or relating to the past.)
- The word “can’t” is pronounced with a long back A vowel in England, while that A is pronounced at the front of the mouth in the US.