英语:单词Concern, concerned, concerning的区别

Concern即可用作动词,也可用作名词,表示“涉及、关心、担忧、忧虑”等。Concern, concerned和concerning有一些习惯用法,所表达的含义也不相同:

1, concerned (adj)用做形容证书,相当于worried,表示“担心”

  • Why do you keep ringing me? ~ Well, I’m concerned about you. Are you all right?
  • I was very concerned that my daughter might not have proper clothing for the skiing trip.
  • I was concerned for her safety as well. There have been a lot of avalanches recently.
  • here was a concerned expression on his face. I knew something awful had happened.

2, concern (noun)用作名词表示“忧虑、担心”等

  • There is growing concern that the climbers may have lost their lives.
  • He expressed deep concern about the way in which the elections had been held.

3,concern (动词) / concerning (介词)相当于about,表示“关于”。但比about要正式

  • Why are you arguing? What’s it all about? What does it concern?
  • It’s about the long lunch breaks enjoyed by the senior executives.
  • It concerns the long lunch breaks enjoyed by the senior executives.
  • For information concerning / relating to opening hours during the summer months, contact the club secretary.
  • If you want to know about opening hours in the summer months, give Joan a ring.
  • A number of questions had been tabled relating to / concerning the dangers of the new vaccine.
  • We had a lot of questions about people’s concerns about the new vaccine.

4,concerned用作过去分词,相当于involved / affected,表示“涉及”

  • There was a brawl outside the nightclub. Those concerned were held in custody overnight. / The youths (who were) involved were held in custody overnight.
  • Many have lost their savings. The pensioners concerned will receive substantial compensation / The pensioners who are affected by this will receive compensation.

5, 短语as far as I’m concerned相当于in my opinion,表示“我的意见”

  • As far as I’m concerned / In my view / In my opinion, the English football supporters should not be held responsible for starting the fight.

另外,as far as x is concerned相当于concerning x,表示“就x而言”

  • As far as foreign languages are concerned, I think they should be taught in primary schools.
  • Concerning foreign languages, in my view it is appropriate to teach them at primary school level.

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