a material object that need not or can not be named
a person or an animal; a garment
that which is necessary or desirable
a separate but nonphysical object that can be thought about or talked about, such as a quality, idea, or statement
that which has been or will be done, an action, activity, or event
a subject, matter
personal possessions, belongings
the general state of affairs at a particular time; situation
"this thing has got to end"
"it is a remarkable thing"
"how could you do such a thing?"
"a thing of the spirit"
"things of the heart"
"how does this thing work?"
"a funny thing happened on the way to the..."
"several matters to attend to"
"it is none of your affair"
"things are going well"
"to say the same thing in other terms"
"how can you say such a thing?"
"I couldn't tell what the thing was"
"the thing I like about her is ..."
"the thing is to stay in bounds"
"he has a thing about seafood"
"she has a thing about him"
Things are bad for a lot of people now.
出自： J. Rhys
I'm definitely going to expand the publishing thing.
Frank was struck by her way of looking at things.
出自： P. Fitzgerald
误 The only bad thing on him was that he never stopped talking.
正 The only bad thing about him was that he never stopped talking.
析 a good〔bad〕 thing about sb/sth 是固定搭配,不可将about改为on。
误 The things are different now.
正 Things are different now.