| - Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo |
今週の #WOTW は 'whole’ です。’Whole’ is an adjective, a noun, and an adverb. It is also used in phrases that won’t take you the whole day to learn. Let’s dive in!
First, the adjective.
- I’ve spent the whole day reading. (All of; entire.)
- We speak about a whole range of topics at our ochakais. (Used to emphasize a large extent or number.)
- He eats his daifukus whole. (In an unbroken or undamaged state; in one piece.)
- Is skimmed milk healthier than whole milk? (With no part removed.)
- Walking in the forest makes me feel whole. (Healthy.)
Time for the noun now.
- All the elements in the this public square make a whole. (A thing that is complete in itself.)
- I’ve spent the whole of my life pleasing others. It’s time to take care of myself now. (With ‘the’, all of something.)
The adverb comes next.
- The artist created a whole new style. (Used to emphasise the novelty or distinctness of something.)
Let us finish with the phrases.
- [on the whole] There were a few odd moments, but on the whole, it was a good film. (Taking everything into account; in general.)
- [the whole nine yards] If I’m to write a book, I might as well go the whole nine yards and write a saga. (This is North American English informal. It means everything possible or available.)
- [as a whole] What’s the point of billionaires if their wealth doesn’t help society as a whole? (As a single unit and not as separate parts; in general.)
- [in the whole world] This is the best cake in the whole world. (Anywhere; of all.)
- [in whole] The building was moved a few inches in whole to make way for the new road. (Entirely or fully.)