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The divorced couple sued each other.（這對已離婚的伴侶互相提告。）
The lawsuit between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard has been the media focus for the past few weeks.（過去幾周，強尼戴普與安柏赫德之間的訴訟案一直是媒體的焦點。）
Depp sued Heard for defamation over a 2018 op-ed she wrote for the Washington Post.
備註：op-ed 是opposite the editorial page 的意思，代表社論對頁版的文章。
The seven-person jury reached a unanimous ruling stating that Johnny Depp will be granted more than $10 million.
Regardless of the verdict, Johnny has won public sympathy over the process.
宣判賠償金額時會使用award「頒獎、頒布」，而本次宣判結果分成兩種不同的賠償。分別為compensatory damages「補償性損害賠償（金）」，以及punitive damages「懲罰性損害賠償（金）」。形容詞compensatory 來自於動詞compensate，而punitive「懲罰」除了在法律中代表「處罰性」的意思，也可以用於形容「過高的利息」。
The jury awarded Depp US$10 million in compensatory damages and US$5 million in punitive damages.
The jury awarded Heard US$2 million in compensatory damages and no money for punitive damages.（陪審團判賠赫德美金兩百萬補償性損害賠償金，不賠付懲罰性損害賠償金。）
不過因為維吉尼亞州有懲罰性損害賠償金的上限，所以戴普的損害賠償金無法全額賠付。「上限」在英文中除了用upper limit 外，更常以cap 來表示。
Punitive damages in the state of Virginia are capped at US$350,000.
The disappointment I feel today is beyond words.
I’m even more disappointed with what this verdict means for other women.
beyond words 表示「無以言表」，類似片語還有beyond description、imagination等。
I am even more excited and motivated, knowing that the situation is getting more challenging.（在知道情況變得越來越具有挑戰性後，我更加充滿幹勁。）
要表示更高的比較級也可以使用still，但要特別注意even 要放在比較級「之前」，still 則要放在比較級「之後」。
I am sad I lost this case, but I am sadder still that I seem to have lost a right I thought I had as an American — to speak freely and openly.
1. The cutting-edge innovation is ________ my imagination, and will surely bring huge impact to the industry.
(A) beside (B) behind (C) beyond (D) beware
2. The more we damage the environment,
________ we shall pay in the future.
(B) even more
(C) the more
1. 正解(C)。語意為「這個最新的創新超出我的想像，且一定會對這個產業造成巨大影響。」(A)旁邊，(B)後面，(D)察覺。 Beyond my imagination「超出我的想像」符合句意，故(C)為正確答案。
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