区别辨析feasible、possible与practicable

feasible、possible与practicable这些形容词均有“可行的”之意。

feasible : 指完全可行,切实可行,强调成功的较大可能性。

  • With the extra resources, the project now seems feasible.
    有了额外的资源,这个计划现在看来是可行的。
  • It may be feasible to clone human beings, but is it ethical?
    克隆人类也许可以做到,但是这合乎道德吗?

possible : 多用来消除对某事的怀疑,侧重从客观上看有存在或发生的可能。

  • I can't get it all done by Friday - it's just not possible.
    我星期五前无法全部完成——是不可能的。
  • Is it possible to buy tickets in advance?
    可以提前订票吗?
  • They got as far as was humanly possible (= as far as anyone could have) before turning back.
    他们折回来前已尽力能走多远就走多远了。

practicable : 强调经过证明是有效的,合乎实际,行得通的。

  • The troops will be brought home as soon as practicable.
    军队将尽快撤回。
  • It is not practicable to complete the tunnel before the end of the year.
    年底前这个隧道不可能竣工。

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