Cách dùng danh từ"thing"tiếng anh

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Bên cạnh Phân tích và sửa chi tiết đề thi IELTS SPEAKING 4/8/2020 [Audio+Transcript], IELTS TUTOR hướng dẫn Cách dùng danh từ"thing"tiếng anh

I. Kiến thức liên quan

II. Cách dùng danh từ"thing"

1."thing"là danh từ đếm được

2. Cách dùng

2.1. Mang nghĩa"cái, đồ, vật, thứ, điều, việc, món"

=You can use thing to refer to any object, feature, or event when you cannot, need not, or do not want to refer to it more precisely.

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • 'What's that thing in the middle of the fountain?'—'Some kind of statue, I guess.' 
  • She was in the middle of clearing the breakfast things. 
  • If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? 
  • A strange thing happened. 
  • expensive things (IELTS TUTOR giải thích: những thứ đắt tiền)
  • We get blamed for all kinds of things
  • my painting things (IELTS TUTOR giải thích: bộ đồ vẽ của tôi)

2.2. Mang nghĩa"hoàn cảnh, tình hình"

=You can use thing to refer in a vague way to a situation, activity, or idea, especially when you want to suggest that it is not very important/Things can refer to the situation or life in general and the way it is changing or affecting you


  • kind/sort of thing
  • be onto a good thing (=in a good situation, job, arrangement etc)
  • in all things
  • make a big thing out of something (=behave as if something is more important, serious, dangerous etc than it really is)
  • the sad​/​weird​/​funny etc thing is
  • it’s a good​/​bad thing that

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  •  I'm a bit unsettled tonight. 
  • This war thing's upsetting me. 
  • These folks clearly take this ballroom thing very seriously.
  •  ...the man who had spoken dismissively of the 'vision thing' when running for the presidency in 1988
  • Everyone agrees things are getting better. 
  • things are going from bad to worse (IELTS TUTOR giải thích: tình hình đang xấu thêm)
  • A change of ownership might improve things. 
  • How are things going?
  • A funny thing happened to me today. 
  • I think we should just forget the whole thing. 
  • She doesn’t find that kind of thing funny. 
  • We’re onto a good thing working here. 
  • Above all else, you must be honest in all things. 
  • Don’t make a big thing out of this – I just said I’d be late!
  • The thing I really like about Theresa is her sense of humour. 
  • The sad thing is, she never loved him.
  • It’s a good thing that you don’t need to work late.

2.3. Mang nghĩa"nhiệm vụ, quá trình hành động.."

=an action, or an activity I have a lot of things to do today.


  • do the right thing

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • I would have done the same thing in his situation.
  • a difficult thing to do (IELTS TUTOR giải thích: một việc khó làm)
  • I gave back the money. Did I do the right thing?

2.4. Mang nghĩa"vấn đề, công việc"

=all of the aspects of a particular situation/used for talking about life in a general way


  • Với nghĩa này, thing  thường ở số nhiều
  • all things considered
  • as things stand (=as they are)
  • put things (=describe or show a situation in a particular way)

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • The police soon got things under control. 
  • Try to see things from your wife’s perspective. 
  • All things considered, I think you’ll be happier if you switch jobs. 
  • As things stand, it will be difficult to raise prices further. 
  • The official government report puts things quite differently.
  • there's another thing I want to ask you about (IELTS TUTOR giải thích: còn một vấn đề nữa tôi muốn hỏi anh)
  • Things have been getting better lately. 
  • The government hasn’t done much to change things in the countryside.

2.5. Mang nghĩa"cái thích đáng nhất, cái thích hợp nhất, cái quan trọng nhất"

=You often use thing to indicate to the person you are addressing that you are about to mention something important, or something that you particularly want them to know.


  • the thing 

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • One thing I am sure of was that she was scared. 
  • The first thing parents want to know is: will the baby survive? 
  • a holiday will be just the thing for you (IELTS TUTOR giải thích: một chuyến đi nghỉ chính là cái thích hợp nhất cho anh)
  • to say the right thing (IELTS TUTOR giải thích: nói cái đúng) 
  • to say the wrong thing (IELTS TUTOR giải thích: nói cái sai)
  • The funny thing is that the rest of us have known that for years.
  • The most important thing to remember about fish is to buy it really fresh.

2.6. Mang nghĩa"đồ đạc, quần áo... của riêng cá nhân"

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • Your things are your clothes or possessions. 
  • Sara told him to take all his things and not to return. 
  • put your things on and come for a walk (IELTS TUTOR giải thích: anh hãy mặc quần áo vào rồi đi chơi)
  • Is there anything you'd like to borrow, before your own things are unpacked?

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