For example, ‘Marty, do you have a rubber band I could use? I need to bundle these pens together.’
7. Take Great Pains:
Collins says, “Collectors take great pains in organizing and displaying the things they collect.”
They try very hard. They put great effort into it.
We also say, ‘Go to great pains’. Such as, ‘He goes to great pains to avoid mistakes’. Or, ‘She takes great pains to make safe investments’.
8. In No Particular Order:
Collins says, “People with hoarding disorder often save random items and store them in no particular order.”
We sometimes use this expression about lists, to make it clear that we’re not reading the items in order of importance or anything like that.
Imagine I say, ‘Everybody! This month’s top three sales people are – in no particular order – John, Melony and Trudy.’ I’m telling my listeners the order I used doesn’t mean anything, it doesn’t indicate who is number
one, for example.
9. For the Most Part:
Grace says, “But for the most part, hoarders are elderly.”
Things like, ‘It was a good speech for the most part, maybe just a little too long’. Or, ‘I like this ad campaign for the most part’.
６は発音を注意しておきましょう。elastic [ilǽstik]、 band [bǽnd] 、 rubber [rʌ́bər]です。簡単な単語ですが、カタカナ英語発音だとおそらく通じないと思います。