每天学个英语知识点 Private and Personal 私人 和 个人

Private and Personal ‘私人’ 和 ‘个人’

A question from Sunnie in Guangzhou.

Can you tell me the difference between ‘personal’ and ‘private’? Is it correct to say ‘a personal matter’?

Sunnie, Guangzhou

In this week’s Question and Answer of the Week, we consider the difference between the words ‘personal’ and ‘private’.

Have a look at these sentences and see if you can work it out. Listen to the programme to check whether you are right.

I have to leave work early today. It’s a personal matter.

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She’s terrified of the paparazzi so she hired her own private bodyguard.

You can borrow this book if you like; it’s my own personal copy.

If you have a question about the English language, please email us.

如果大家有英语学习上的问题请随时给我们来信。我们的邮箱是 questions.chinaelt@bbc.co.uk.

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