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(A). He had hardly [scarcely] closed his eyes
before [when] the telephone rang.

(B). He had no sooner closed his eyes
than the telephone rang.

(C). As soon as he closed his eyes,

the telephone.
剛........就; 一.....就
(A). I had waited three days before he came back.

(B). I had not waited long before he came back.
(A). Stir with a metal spoon
until the suger has dissolved.

(B). The traffic laws don't take effect
until the end of the year.
(A). 直到......時

(B). 直到.....(才)
Unless you pay by credit card, please pay in cash.
(A). I will came
only if nothing is said to the press.

(B). These snakes only attack
if they fell frightened or threateded.
(A).Only when all attempts at negotiation had failed,
did the men decide to go on strike.

(B). Not until all attempts at negotiation had failed,
did the men decide to go on strike.
(A). You shall want for nothing as long as I live.

(B). Any book will do, so long as it is interesting.
只要......; 唯有.....
(A). He is not so much a scholar as a business.

(B). The strength of knowledge consists

not so much in its wide spectrum
as in its wide application.
與其說.....; 不如說......
(A). I don't know him;
indeed I have not so much as heard his name.

(B). He left the room
without so much as saying a goodbye to me.
(A). Poor as he was,
he was above selling his honor at any price.

(B). Fool as he is, he can see through the trick.

(C). Little as I like the invitation,
I cannot but accept it.

(D). Try as wou will, you can't solve the problem.
(A). Used, as they are,
to all sorts of dangers,

they are not to be daunted by anything.

(B). Living, as I do, so remote form towns,
I rarely have visitors.
(A). This watch is as expensive as that one.

(B). John writes as neatly as Mary.

(C). I havn't got as much money as I thought.

(D). Try to get as many opinions as you can.
(A). His new book is more interesting
than his earlier ones.

(B). Some people think much more
about their rights than (they do) about
their duties.

(C). The new edition is
less expensive than the old one.

(D). He visits us less frequently
than he used to.
(A). He is as brave as any man alive.

(B). He is as brave a man as ever breathed.

(C). He is the bravest man that ever lived.
(A). The more learned a man is,
the more modest he usually is.

(B). The later you arrive, the better the food is.
(A). It is too cold to go in the sea yet.

(B). I am only too delighted to accept
your kind invitation.
(A). Credit has been arranged
so as to spread the payments over
a 10-month period.

(B). These politicians made promises
simply in order to win more votes.
以便; 為了
(A). He was so fat that he couldn't
get through the door.

(B). His statement was so ambiguous
as to be totally meaningless.

(C). Many contestants later failed drug tests,
so that the race had to be rerun.
(A). The nature of the job was
such that he felt obliged to tell no on about it.

(B). It's such a tiny kitchen
that I don't have to do much to keep it clean.

(C). His manner was such as to offend everyone
who he met.
(A). He used to smoke fifty cigarettes a day.

(B). Dare you climb that tree?

(C). I didn't need to go to the office yesterday.
(A). 過去經常

(B). 敢....

(C). 沒必要
(A). It's no good complaining.

(B). I must insist on him [his] paying.

(C). He denied taking the pen.
(A). One cannot but admire him.

(B). We couldn't help but admire her courage.

(C). I can't help feeling that
it was a mistake to let him go.
(A).The guide-book is not only interesting
but also instructive.

(B). He not only washed the car,
but (also) polished it.

(C). Not only did he hear it,
but he saw it as well.

(D). He not olny writes his own plays,
he also acts in them.
(A). You would do well to consult him
on the subject.

(B). You had better make some notes.
(A). 最好還是

(B). 還是.....好
(A). Anything, except water, is likely to block a sink.

(B). This essay is good
except for some careless mistakes.

(C). He is a good student
except that he is occasionally careless.
(A). He tends to put self-interest
above everything (else).

(B). I want to be honest,
honest above everything else.
高於; 先於
(A). They raised prices and cut production,
instead of cutting costs.

(B). It is not an idea
around which the committee can unite.

On the contrary,
I see it as one that will divide us.
(A). 而不是.....

(B). 正相反
(A). There is no alternative [choice]
but to fire him.

(B). We can do nothing but fire him.
(A). 除.....以外別無其他選擇

(B). 只好
(A). His friend and colleaguse
will be very upset,

not to speak of his parents.

(B). He had to go to prison for a month,

to say nothing of the fine.
更不用說; 何況
(A). I wonder whether she can come.

(B). Whether you like it or not,
you're going to face him one day.

(C). I'm sure we'll see each other again soon

whether here or in New York.
(A). I wish I were rich.

(B). She wished she had stayed at home.

(C). I wish the snow would stop.
(A). If only I could swim!

(B). If he had only come earlier!

(C). If you would only try harder!
(A). It would be worth while trying
even though it may not succeed at once.

(B). He did well in his examination,
even if he didn't get a prize.
即使; 縱然
I feel as if [as though]
I'm floating on air.
好像; 似乎; 彷彿
(A). I'm taking a raincoat with me
in case I need it.

(B). We have a memorial service every year

lest we (should) forget our debt to
those who died in battle.

(C). I bought the car at once
for fear that he might change his mind.
免得; 以防(萬一)
(A). If Henry were here,
he would know the answer.

(B). If John had worked hard,
he would have passed the examination.

(C). If you went there,
you would see what I mean.

(D). If our train were to arrive punctually,

we should have time to visit your sister.

(E). If you should change your mind,
please let me know.
(A). Were John here now,
he would explain the whole matter.

(B). Had you asked me,
I would have told you the answer.

(C). Were our train to arrive punctually,
we should have time to visit you sister.

(D). Should you need help,
please let me know.
如果..... (倒裝句法)
(A). Whenever I come it rains.

(B). No matter when I come, it rains.
每當.......; 無論何時
(A). Wherever you go,
you can't escape from youself.

(B). No matter where you go,
you can't escape from youself.
(A). Whatever I say,
I seem to say the wrong thing.

(B). No matter what I say,
I seem to say the wrong thing.
(A). No matter how far it is,
I intend to drive there tonight.

(B). However far it is,
I intend to drive there tonight.
(A). It is obvious that
money doesn't grow on trees.

(B). That money doesn't grow on trees
should be obvious.

(C). The fact that money doesn't
grow on trees is obvios.
名詞分句 "that-clause"
(A). She finds it boring to stay at home.

(B). I find it strange that
she doesn't want to travel.
先行代詞 it
(A). It was Jane
who paid for the meal yesterday.

(B). It was the meal that
Jane paid for yesterday.

(C). It was yesterday that
Jane paid for the meal.
(A). It is true he is young,
but he is prudent for his age.

(B). True, there are
so many options open to me,

but I have difficulty (in) determining
which one is best.
的確; 真的
(A). He was surprised at the news.

(B). He was surprised to hear the news.

(C). He is surprised that
you're going abroad.
be surprised 的三種句法
(A). Scratching his head,
he confessd that he was puzzled.

(B). Living in the country,
we had few social engagements.

(C). Using a sharp axe,
he fought his way into the building.

(D). The plane crashed into the mountain,
killing and injuring 400 people.
Filled with confusion,
he left the room.
(A).With the introduction of market economy,
the situation is getting better and better.

(B). You must act with discretion.

(C). Don't stand with your hands
in your pockets.

(D). With the bridge destroyed,
there was nothing for it but to swim.
隨著; 由於; 因為
(A). Glad of having her company,
John welcomed Mary.

(B). Full of apologies, the manager approached us.

(C). He came out of the prison a changed man.

(D). They returned, hungry and exhausted.
(A). When ordering a vehicle,
you have to pay a deposit.

(B). Though beaten, we were not disgraced.
(A). 現在分詞短語代替分句

(B). 過去分詞短語代替分句
(A). Behind the desk was a middle-aged woman.

(B). Here's my card.

(C). Never have I experienced such agony.

(D). So sudden was the attack
that we had no time to escape.
(A). Frank adores dogs and so does his wife.

(B). "Don't forget your brother is coming
round for dinner."

"So he is.
I'd better prepare some more food."
(A). 同樣

(B). 的確
(A). We cannot praise him too much.

(B). The importance of physical training

cannot be over-emphasized.
再.....也不為過; 越..... 越好
(A). I do not despise him
because he is poorly dressed.

(B). The mountain is not magnificent
because it is high.
(A). There is no staying at home
in this fine weather.

(B). It is no use crying over spilt milk.
(A). 無法........

(B). .....是沒用的
There's nothing like a long hot bath
after a day's climbing.
沒有什麼能比的上; 以.....為最
(A). There's nothing to fixing a radio
if you know how.

(B). What he has achieved is
nothing to what lies ahead.
(A). 在.....方面不費事
(B). 與.....比,沒有什麼了不起
(A). He is something of a philosopher.

(B). He is very much of a philosopher.
(A). 算得上是個.....

(B). 了不起的......
(A). She's just a slip of a girl.

(B). That fool of a John
has forgotten to clean my boots.
(A). He is no more
a philosopher than I am.

(B). He is not a philosopher
any more than I am.

(C). He can no more effect the impossible
than we can.

(D). He cannot effect the impossible
any than we can.
同.... 一樣不.....
(A). The store is more than happy
to deliver goods to your home.

(B). Doctors have been less than successful
in treating this condition.
(A). 非常; 極其

(B). 不很; 很不
(A). He is as happy as she is sad.

(B). He is more shy than unsocial.
(A). 相當於

(B). 與其說.....倒不如說......
(A). I like him
all the better for his criticism.

(B). she does not love me the less for
my faults.
(A). 因為

(B). 雖然......還是......
(A). You might as well reason with the wolf
as try to persuade that man.

(B). I suppose we may as well get started.

(C). The taxi was so slow,

we might just as well have gone on the bus.
(A). 還不如

(B). 不妨

(C). 正好
(A). What you say may well be true.

(B). One may well ask why you act like this.
(A). 可能

(B). 有理由
(A). In theory as well as in practice,
the idea has proved to be sound.

(B). As well as breaking his leg,
he hurt his arm.
(A). 和

(B). 除.....之外
(A). He would rather play than work.

(B). I would rather you stayed at home.

(C). Rather than cause [causing] trouble,

I'm going to forget the whole affair.
(A). 寧可.....而不......

(B). 寧可

(C). 與其......不如.......
(A). I'll have you know that
I'm a qualified engineer.

(B). I'll have you speaking English
in six months.

(C). Have you had your hair cut?
have 的用法
To his great surprise,
he was offered both jobs.
使; 致使
(A). It is cold for the season.

(B). She is tall for a woman.
(A). He took me by the hand.

(B). He struck me on the head.

(C). She looked me in the face.
用 the 來代替所有格代詞
The road is good and long.
非常; 完全
(A). He is the last person to trust.

(B). This is the last thing
I expect him to do.

(C). This is the last place
I expected to have met you.
(A). He is above corruption.

(B). The idiom is above reproach.
I finally found my watch,

only to discover that it had stopped.
不料; 反而
(A). The book is likely to be useful,
only it's rather expensive.

(B). He would have joined the army,
only you objected.
(A). 但是

(B). 要不是; 若非
(A). Work hard and you will pass
the examination.

(B). A mere glance at him
and I realized what he was up to.
那麼; 便
(A). For all his great wealth
he is not happy.

(B). With all this rain,
there'll be a good crop.
雖然; 儘管
(A). They may be lying for all we know.

(B). the evidence may have been destroyed
for all they care.
for all 的用法
(A). How can she succeed
when she refuses to work hard?

(B). I can't tell you anything
when you won't listen.

(C). Why do you have to stay here for four hours

when you can finish the work in less than two.
如果; 既然; 其實
While he admitted that
he had received the stolen jewellery,

he denied having taken part in the robbery.
儘管; 雖然
(A). If ever there was the right person
in the right job it was she.

(B). Few, if any, buyers were found.

(C). It was an excellent concert.

If I had any disappointment at all,
it was the end.
(A). 要是說.....的話

(B). 即使有

(C). 如果......的話
They did not intend even to tell
the authorities about the experiments,

still [much] less seek their approval.
更不必說; 何況
(A). But for your help,
I would still be homeless.

(B). If it weren't for your help,
I would still be homeless.

(C). He would have helped us but that

(= if it had not been for the fact that)

he was short of money at the time.
要不是......; 幸虧.....
(A). Privitization is though to be beneficial
in that it promotes competition.

(B). Public interest differs from self-interest

in that the former puts

the interests of the public above everything (else).
(A). 因為.....

(B). 在於
(A). The food is good
and the same is true of [for] the service.

(B). Expenditure on health in these countries
has gone down,

and the same holds true for education.
I wouldn't want to move for anything
in the world.
(A). I got this bicycle for nothing:

my friend gave me it
when she bought a new one.

(B). All our preparations were [went]
for nothing

because the exam was cancelled.
(A). 不花費地

(B). 徒勞地
(A). It may be that your circumstances
are different or unusual,

in which case we can ensure that
you have taken the right action.

(B). I never met John again,
which was a pity.
which 的用法
" I want you to go home."

--- " I'm staying here,
and (so) that's that."
What with all this work
and so little sleep at nights

I don't think I can go on much longer.
She gets Saturdays off in her new job

as against working alternate weekends in her last one.
(A). You have only to read the newspaper
to see what has happened.

(B). You don't have to be a technician
to operate the machine.
(A). 只要......就能

(B). 做.....不必非要......不可
(A). He describes himself as a doctor.

(B). Don't accept anything you see on TV
as true.

(C). Do you see English teaching

as being principally an education in values?
as 的句型
(A). The local community is still reliant on

traditional industries such as farming and mining.

(B). Such food as they gave us
was warm and nutritious.
(A). such as 的句型

(B). such.....as 的句型
(A). The night had turned cold,
as is usual around here.

(B). Her pregnancy was not seven months along,

as he had believed, but only five.

(C). I have told you this story
just as it happened.
as 的句型
Their motive is money,
and they will stop at nothing to get it.
(A). He was courageous but short on wisdom.

(B). He is long on experience
but short on scholarship.
They danced to the regular beat of the drums.
隨同; 伴隨著
Why should they, of all people,

believe that this is the right thing to do?
The vote as good as kills
the chance of real reform.
(A). The book has been translated into
no less than forty languages.

(B). They won't sell the shirts
for less than ten dollars.
(A). 不少(低)於
(B). 少(低)於
(A). Who but a madman would administer
a deadly poison?

(B). All but one of the thieves were caught.

(C). She was all but stark naked.
除了.....之外; 幾乎
(A). There is something in what he says.

(B). There's nothing in the rumors
that she's pregnant.
(A). Putting it mildly,
you have caused us some inconvenience.

(B). To be perfectly frank,
I think that's a crazy idea.

(C). What's more,
we lost all our belongings.
(A). Surprisingly, this tendency has declined
in recent years.

(B). She is highly skilled at her work;
and, more important, she is happy in it.

(C). The novel was allegedly written
by a ten-year-old girl.
Over and above his teaching duties,
he is the chairman of two committees.
除.....之外 (還)
(A). No further discussion arising,
the meeting was brough to a close.

(B). It being a bank holiday,
all the shops were shut.

(C). There being no further business,
I declared the meeting closed.
(A). He is [went] on record
as having opposed this law.

(B). May I speak off the record?
(A). He didn't look nervous.

If anything,
he looked only slightly perplexed.

(B). There were no troops south of the river

or north of it, for that matter.
(A). 甚至還不如說

(B). 而且
(A). She is beauty itself.

(B). He is all attention.
(A). Air is to us what water is to fish.

(B). What lungs are to the human,
leaves are to the plant.
(A). As rust eats into iron,
so care eats into the herat.

(B). Just as the French like their wine,
so the English like their beer.
(A). I'll have a glass myself,
if only to stop you from drinking it all.

(B). You'll have to back out of the race
if only because you can save face.

(C). If only for your own piece of mind
you should know where the enemy came from.
(A). You ought to know
better than to trust him.

(B). He says he didn't cheat,
but I know better.
(A). 很懂得

(B). 不再上當
(A). It's about time (that)
he learned to look after himself.

(B). It's (high) time (that)
he were [was] taught a lesson.
(A). There may be an announcement
about this tomorrow

--- or not as the case may be.

(B). I accept that he's old and frail;

be that as it may,
he's still a good politician.
(A). 看情形

(B). 儘管如此
(A). He is a brilliant scholar
and is everywhere recognized as such.

(B). He didn't suffer a nervous breakdown as such,

it was more a reaction to overwork.
(A). 如所指的人或事那樣

(B). 確切地說
(A). You're welcome to borrow my car
such as it is.

(B). You may use the machines
such as they are.
(A). She is still at her best.

(B). This was Johnson at his most powerful.
(A). It is a new idea,
and a good one at that.

(B). I lost a book and that a rare one.
此外; 而且
We are entering a period of less danger

in so far as [insofar as, inasmuch as]

the danger of nuclear war
beteen the superpowers is less.
(A). Not that I dislike the job,
but that I am unequal to it.

(B). If he had said so --- not that he ever did

--- it would have been a lie.
(A). 不是....而是

(A). The house is being built.

(B). Are you being difficult?

(C). He is being a nuisance.
being 的用法
(A). Keep shoes on plastic racks

piled on top of each other, as in a shop.

(B). As with so much in the Sixies,
it was Authority that was challenged.
There was not a single person there
but thought you were in the right.
(A). Who knows but that
what he says is true?

(B). Who are you that
you should speak thus to me?
(A). 表示懷疑

(B). 你是誰, 竟敢.....
(A). The meeting was attended by

no less a person than
the President of the United States.

(B). His case is supported
by the Police Complaints Committee, no less.
(A). 正是.....本人

(B). 居然
(A). His appearance in the show
was nothing less than a sensation.

(B). It was nothing more than a shower.
(A). 不亞於.....

(B). 僅僅
(A). Their relationship is certainly
not anything like as close as ours.

(B). The cast is large,
though nothing like as numerous as one
might suppose.
(A). 全然

(B). 絕對不
His last trip to that place was
nothing [little] short of a fiasco.
幾乎; 完全
Nothing other than a miracle
can save her now.
He suggested, among other things,

that she and hre brother might stay there
for a few days.
(A). He stopped short of explicitly criticizing
the government.

(B). They have no means, short of civil war,

to enforce their will upon the minorities.
(A). 除些做......
(B). 除......外
I'll teach you to call him a liar!
(A). He tried and tried for all he was worth,
but it wouldn't work.

(B). Here's the article I promised you,
for what [all] it's worth.
(A). 竭盡全力

(B). 不論好壞(價值)
New York is a noisy city,

but then it's also the place
where you get the best entertainment.
不過; 在另一方面
The operation was anything but funny.
(A). I don't doubt
but that you're telling the truth.

(B). Excuse me,
but I think you're wrong there.
but 的用法 (本身無意義)
(A). For every two bucks you take in,
you can stick on in you pocket!

(B). For every one who wanted him
to play Mozart,

ten wanted him to play Beethoven.
(A). Oh that I could see her again!

(B). That he should speak to me like this!
(A). I would pay you if I could.
But as it is I cannot.

(B). He's a sort of unpaid adviser,
as it were, to the committee.
(A). 實際上

(B). 可謂
He goes to work early;

before the office is awake, so to speak.
(A). It was thoughtless, if well-meaning.

(B). He's a real gentleman,
if a little pompous at times.
即使; 雖然
(A). It is nothing if not a good idea.

(B). The holiday is nothing if not varied.
非常; 極其
The anthrosphere is the biosphere
as affected by human activities.
Come on --- get with it!
時新; 時髦
(A). This pub is where it's at.

(B). Jogging is where it's at.
(A). "Can I have two bottles of beer please?"

"There you are,
that'll be $6 please."

(B). There you go (again) ---
jumping to conclusions on the slightest evidence.

(C). Those children have been lighting fires
in the park

--- so they're at it again, are they?
拿去吧; 又來這一套了