Cách dùng"great" tiếng anh

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I. Dùng"great" như adv

Mang nghĩa"tuyệt vời, nhiều"

=very well

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • You’re doing great. 
  • I don’t think we played great. 
  • Things are really going great.

II. Dùng"great" như adj

1. Mang nghĩa"lớn, to lớn, vĩ đại, số lượng nhiều (con vật, toà nhà, sông...)"

=bigger or more than is usual/used in the names of birds or animals that are larger than related birds or animals/used in the names of buildings, rooms, or features of geography that are very large and impressive


  • great big

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • She had great difficulty in guessing where I was from. 
  • They could be in great danger. 
  • He was in a great hurry. 
  • It gives me great pleasure to welcome our next guest. 
  • This is a great opportunity to raise a lot of money.
  • The great white shark 
  • The castle’s great hall 
  • The Great Barrier Reef 
  • The great river 
  • A great feast 
  • They dug this whacking great hole. 
  • a great big piece of chocolate  
  • Shakespeare wrote a great many plays. 
  • The great majority disagree.

2. Mang nghĩa"quan trọng"

=used for emphasizing the most important feature of something/used about someone famous or important who is admired by a lot of people, or about their work

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • The really great thing about this computer is its speed. 
  • The great advantage is that this place is so near to town. 
  • One of the greatest writers of the modern age 
  • a great work of art used in the names of important events in history 
  • The Great Depression of the 1930s 
  • A great writer (IELTS TUTOR giải thích: một nhà văn lớn)
  • The Great Fire of London of 1666 
  • A great military power used about an event or situation that affects a lot of people or a large area 
  • The greatest environmental disaster in decades a great healthcare crisis

3. Mang nghĩa"giỏi, thạo cừ, hiểu rõ, hiểu tường tận"

=enthusiastic about something or someone/able to do something very well


  • a great football fan a great talker/walker/reader etc
  • be a great one for (=be enthusiastic about)
  • great at

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • I’m your greatest admirer. 
  • She’s a great reader of biographies. 
  • I’ve never been a great one for spiders and snakes.
  • He’s a great guitarist. 
  • She’s great at maths.  
  • Isn’t she great with the children?

4. Mang nghĩa"tuyệt hay, thật là thú vị, tuyệt vời"

=used for expressing pleasure or agreement/used about someone who is nice and a pleasure to be with/very good, enjoyable, or attractive ​

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • It’s great to be here. 
  • I think it’s great he’s got a girlfriend.
  • Great! I’ll pick you up at eight, then.
  • He’s a great guy. 
  • a great friend 
  • This cake tastes great. 
  • We had a great day. 
  • You looked great in that outfit. 
  • This is a great place for families.  
  • That’s just great! Now I’ll have do it all over again.

III. Dùng"great" như noun

Mang nghĩa"những người vĩ đại"

=someone who is admired by a lot of people, especially someone famous/used after the name of an important person in history for showing that they had a lot of power or respect


  • Với  nghĩa  này, great  là  danh  từ  đếm  được
  • the Great  

IELTS TUTOR xét ví dụ:

  • Fred Perry is one of the all-time greats of tennis.  
  • an album of jazz greats
  • Catherine the Great

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