Library users will be fined for returning books after the _due_ date.
will be fined = 會被罰款
2012-02-05 03:23:41 補充：
The word "fine" does imply both good in quality and penal. THink about this:
fine -> high quality with attention to details -> small in size and slender
So, when used in verb forms:
fine -> make smaller (as in refine) -> make better -> make less $
2012-02-05 03:25:07 補充：
to make melon with no money (that evil things indeed) we need to tax (fine) him left and right.
2012-02-05 03:31:27 補充：
w.r.t. "an easy way to learn English" - do you mean there is a hard way to learn it? My cell mate, a very cute blond (also an idiot w IQ 50, on my book) - if she can do english, everyone can.
On the contrary, I want to find a hard way to con some $ out of the English suckers in CN (or TW).
2012-02-05 05:42:00 補充：
So, that is why only the "institutions" with "authorities" are able to "fine" someone who makes a "mistake" to make him "a better person" by "force him to donate" (or part) $ (what a evil thing, indeed!).