田邉祐司ゼミ 常時英心:言葉の森から


on grounds


Kansai Electric likely to scrap aged Oi reactors due to huge costs

Kansai Electric Power Co. looks set to pull the plug on two aging reactors at its Oi nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture on grounds it would be far too costly to make safety updates to meet industry standards.

The No. 1 and No. 2 reactors at Oi have a generating capacity of more than 1 gigawatt each, making them among the most powerful in Japan.



 “on grounds”を取り上げます。『ウィズダム英和辞典』を引いたところ、“ground”の第9義に「«…の/…する/…という»理由、根拠«for / for doing, to do / of, that節»;基礎、基盤(basis, foundation)」とありました。LDOCEでは“a good reason for doing, believing, or saying something”と定義されています。今回の記事の“on grounds”は廃炉を検討する「理由」という意味で用いられています。後ろにくる“that”は省略されています。

(Blue Sky)

usurp/ on the grounds of - 田邉祐司ゼミ 常時英心:言葉の森から