每日一字：ex vs former
其中 ex 同 former 呢兩個
Former girlfriend 又係舊女友
Former boss 又係舊老細
原來傳統嚟講 ex- 只可以係指對上一個
分別一：Ex- 比 former 負面
而 former 比較中庸。
英文人好自然會用 ex 去表達
My ex-girlfriend keeps texting me. I’m thinking of blocking her. ⭕️
My former girlfriend keeps texting me. I’m thinking of blocking her. ?
分別二：Ex 比 former 無咁 formal
We have the honor to invite our former president to deliver a speech for us. ⭕️
We have the honor to invite our ex-president to deliver a speech for us. ?
分別三：Former 可以用於死物，ex- 只可用於人
The former recording studio has been converted into a museum. ⭕️
The ex-recording studio has been converted into a museum. ?
但聽到自己畀人叫 ex-police, ex-chairperson
就算英文好嘅 ex-wife, ex-husband, ex-boyfriend, ex-girlfriend