have to pay; be in debt for; have to give
be under an obligation to
be indebted to as the source of
"This new theory owes much to Einstein's Relativity Theory"
"She owes me $200"
"I still owe for the car"
"The thesis owes much to his adviser"
Fine storehouses..but of no great profit to him that oweth them.
出自： S. Pepys
I still owe for my last batch of books.
I owe for my board and lodging.
I have paid for the bread and cheese, but the butter I still owe for.
He still owes for the goods he had last month.
他仍然欠上个月买东西的账。 owe sb/sth for sth
Henry still owes the butcher for the meat.
Don't let me forget that I owe you for the concert tickets.
I owe 30 dollars for the concert tickets.
We still owe one hundred dollars for the car.
He owes 50 yuan to his friend.
The plant still owes $50,000 to the bank.
Twenty yuan is owed to him.
欠他20元钱。 owe sth to sb/sth
He gave me a lot of help.I owed much to him.
We owe to Newton the principle of gravitation.
The girl owed her life to the life guard who saved her from the sea.
He owes his success to hard work and patience.
He owes his success to good luck more than ability.
She owes her beauty to artificial assistance.
He owes it to his doctor's care that he is quite well again.
He owes his good health to plenty of exercise and a regular life.
他把他身体健康归功于充分锻炼和生活有规律。 owe it to oneself/sb to-v/that-clause
We owe it to society to make our country a better place.
I owe it to you that I finished my work in time.
I owe it to you that I survived the catastrophe.
We owe it to Marconi and Bell that we can now talk to the people on the other side of the world.
It was altogether owing it to himself that James won the prize.
误 Owe to his hard study, he passed the exam.
正 Owing to his hard study, he passed the exam.
析 owing to构成一个介词短语,在句中作状语,表示“原因”,和because of同义。
误 He owes ￡50 for his tailor.
正 He owes ￡50 to his tailor.
正 He owes his tailor ￡50.
析 owe可以用作双宾语动词,也可以用owe sth to sb 结构,表示“欠某人…”。