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[ 2019-12-27 ]

學測英文科參考試卷 試評 (1)    蘇正隆

大考中心最近公布了一份 (111學年度起適用) 的學科能力測驗〈英文考科〉參考試卷,書林美籍編輯 Rebecca Albee,英籍顧問 Ian Maxwell 和我,仔細檢查,並透過 Google求證,將陸續提出改進建議,以下為第一篇:

第壹部分 、 選擇題 
一 、 詞彙題 
4. The recent cooking oil scandals have led to calls for tougher    of sales of food products. 
(A) tolerance (B) guarantee (C) regulation (D) distribution

注:"regulation of sales of food products" 雖然文法正確,但念起來有點拗口。
No results found for "regulation of sales of food products". (Google 12/25/19)

美籍編輯及英籍顧問認為以下 3 種講法比較自然,Google 的數據亦可佐證:
"regulations for food products" About 245,000 results
"regulation of food products" About 1,160,000 results 
"regulation of food product sales" About 2 results (Google 12/26/19)

"regulation of food product sales" 雖只兩筆,但有兩位母語人士及 World Health Organization  (世界衛生組織) 網站可以為之背書:

Marketing Food to Children
whqlibdoc.who.int ? publications
a Excludes regulations on the marketing of tobacco and alcohol in schools, and the regulation of food product sales. b Information obtained from a secondary ...
(Jerome Su, Dec 26, 2019)

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