Sometimes words are used in ways we don't expect.
This week Mountain Kuang is puzzled by the use of the word 'spared' in this sentence:
My grandmother was spared the humiliation of those high, grey walls by eight or ten years.
Here's another example of the word 'spared' used in a similar way:
Thanks for reminding me about Judy's birthday. You spared me the embarrassment of arriving without a present.
Listen to the programme to understand the use of 'spare' and 'spared' in different contexts, with examples.
I am interested in English so much. And one sentence has been bewildered me for a long time: "My grandmother was spared the humiliation of those high, grey walls by eight or ten years." And I really can't figure out the use and meaning of 'spare' in this context."
《 Spare 另一个意思》出自：天天学英语