when purchased ... on your Sears Card

when purchased ... on your Sears Card

Dunchee MA » 週一 8月 22, 2016 10:05 pm

Q: https://www.ptt.cc/bbs/TOEIC/M.1471844182.A.A5F.html
(題目: If, for any reason, you are not satisfied, simply return your purchase with your receipt for an exchange or refund within 90 days when ______ on your Sears Card or Sears Gift Card.
A) purchase B) purchasing C) purchased D) purchases 答案:C)

A:
這老問題了。這題目有問題,不要理會。

原句子出自Sears加拿大網站(*1)。這句子本身有問題 -- C 是原寫法,但是會犯dangling participle/modifier的錯誤(而這錯誤英文母語的人也常犯,所以才寫成這樣。有些人還會覺得沒問題/還好)。若改成 purchasing 也沒有解決問題(文法"也許"對了,但是整體意思不對勁)。這句子需要改寫。比如 美國 Sears 網站的是這樣子寫(note:畢竟是在不同國家的分公司,部份細節有差異):

http://www.sears.com/en_us/customer-ser ... turns.html
找"If for any reason, you are not satisfied, simply return your purchase in its original packaging with your original receipt for a refund or exchange."

或是

http://www.sears.com/en_us/customer-ser ... olicy.html
找"If for any reason you are not satisfied, return your purchase in its original packaging with all accessories, manuals, and parts, with your original receipt, for a refund or exchange (subject to the terms and conditions below). For most items, you have 30 days from the date of your original purchase to make a return with the following exceptions."


(*1) http://www.sears.ca/content/shoppingfaq
下方附件截圖,找If for any reason ....
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