Memperbaiki (REPAIR, FIX, atau MEND)


Kata REPAIR, FIX, dan MEND ketiga-tiganya mempunyai arti MEMPERBAIKI. Berikut adalah penjelasan mengenai penggunaan ketiga kata tersebut:
Menurut Kamus English Dictionary of Contemporary English kata REPAIR sedikit lebih formal dibandingkan dengan FIX dan MEND. Kata Repair bisa digunakan pada saat kita bicara tentang pakaian yang koyak atau berlubang, jalan-jalan yang rusak, atap dan pagar-pagar misalnya. Contoh dalam kalimat:
  • I am going to have my fence repaired.
  • The roofs are leaking. I think they need repairing.
  • Many road users are complaining about the damages of the road. the government should prepare budget to repair the road.
  • Will you repair your old furniture or buy new one?
  • It costs a lot of money to have this old furniture repaired.
  • My car is broken. I'll send for a car mechanic to repair it.
  • Does it cost much to have your car repaired?
Dalam British English kata fix dan mend mempunyai arti yang sama, tapi orang lebih sering menggunakan kata fix (memperbaiki) apabila berkenaan dengan mesin, kendaraan dan lainnya dan menggunakan kata mend untuk memperbaiki hal-hal seperti pakaian, jalan, atap dan pagar.
Dalam American English, kata mend dipakai dalam hal perbaikan-perbaikan pada pakaian dan sepatu.

Contoh-contoh kalimat menggunakan kata repair, mend, dan fix:
  • My car cannot go any faster than 70 km/hour. Is there any part I need to fix?
  • During rainy season, we cannot sleep well because the roofs of our house have several holes and we haven’t got enough money to have it mended.
  • In the event that damage occurs due to the tenant’s negligence, the tenant shall be responsible for any damage and he is obliged to repair the damaged parts therein.
  • Can you help me fix my bike?


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