一般来说,英语中谓语动词的数要和它的主语的数一致,不过有许多例外。我们称这种现象为主谓不一致现象。主谓不一致的现象有许多种情况,下面分别举例说明。一、某些集体名词作主语后接复数动词,如:(1)Cattle are grazing on the pasture.牛正在草场上吃草。(2)The police are looking for him.警察正在找他。通常用作复数的集体名词还有 people,militia(民兵),poultry(家禽),vermin(害虫)等。
80年代以来,英文报纸杂志上出现了许多新词语。下面选取一些列举如下,供大家参考。1.actioner v.AmE 广播2.airmiss n.飞机险些发生相撞事故Prince Charles was involved in an airmissin a helicopter at Mere,Wiltshire.查尔斯王子乘坐的直升飞机在威尔特郡的梅尔上空差一点和另一架飞机相撞。3.balloon financing 气球式赊销,最后付款特大的赊销(指卖方为买方购买货物提
关系代词 which 什么情况下可以指人?【问】关系代启 which 在定语从句中什么情况下可以指人?【答】一般认为,关系代词 which 在定语从句中只能指物,而不能指人。但在有些情况下,which 也可以用来指人。1.先行词是婴儿或小孩时,可用 which。例如:The baby which the nurse brought in Was hischild.护士抱进来的那个婴儿是他的孩子。He kissed the child(baby),which was in its
【赏析】Richard Cory 是埃德温·阿林顿·罗宾逊的一首描写人物的短诗。全诗共4节,前3节写理查德·科里,第4节写工人的生活及科里的命运。据我院美国专家 Dr Gaier 讲,科里是英国的一个资本家,非常富有:And he was rich-yes,richer than a king;他英俊潇洒:imperially slim,slim 在这里的意思是 attractive,所以人见人爱:(he was)clean favored;clean的意思是 all the way,completely;他衣着考究,言少语寡(quietly arrayed),但讲起话来温文尔
Today s English is evidently turningiuto the International English language,which implies that it has incorporated lan-guage and culture elements of various eth-nic groups and has become a language forintercultural communication.ThroughEnglish,people of various cultures come toknow other natious hotter.It is a notablefact that there arc million times as many
Dick was a sailor on a big ship and was often on the ship for several months at a time. When he woke up inthe morning and looked out,he only saw the sea,or sometimes a port.When he was 25,Dick got married and bought a small house with a garden in his wife s town.It was faraway from the sea.Then he had to go back to his ship,and he did not come home for two months.He went fromport to the town by bus,and was very happy to see his wife again.
英语学习进入中高级阶段时,时常觉得英语的单词、词组或习惯用法越来越难掌握。本文想从另一角度为学习者提供一些词汇学习策略,引导学习者留心注意4Cs(collocative meaning,connotativemeaning,contextual meaning 和 cultural meaning)。本文虽是蜻蜓点水,但也许能为学习者提高语言意识开启一痢窗户。一、搭配意义(collocative meaning)
If you are starting to think about settingout,STA Travel on campus can give youall kinds of helpful information should youwant to investigate possibilities with them.Howie Yee,who has worked for the UCSASTA Travel branch for the last four years,recommends a number of useful resources tohelp people organise their trips,including theSTA website(www.statravel,co.nz),travel
在英语中,常用代动词 do 来代替上文出现过的动词或动词词组,以避免重复。其用法如下:一、do 可代替谓语动词。如:He works harder than you do.(do=work)他工作比你努力。do 也能代替上文已提过的有时间或地点状语修饰语的谓语。如:She plays the violin better than she did in thepast.(did=played)她拉小提琴比过云拉得好。—Did Peter take a plane to New York today?
A woman imperiously demanded a colonel s commission for her son.Speaking arrogantlyand endlessly,she told Lincoln,“Mr.President,you should know this.My grandfather foughtat Lexington,my father fought at New Orleans,and my husband laid down his life for our coun-try at Monterrey,so...”“Of course, I know this well, madam,”Lincoln interrupted the wom-
Until late in this century,most Ameri-cans spent time with people of all generations.Now baby boomers may not have muchcontact with old people until they re relativelyold themselves.That s because we group people by age.We put our three-year-olds together in day-care centers,our 13-year-olds in schools and
对许多英语学习者来说,英文词典的作用仅是提供与单词相对应的母语译义,其实其作用远远不止于此。我们知道,一个英语单词是由音、形、义三要素构成的,只有掌握了其三要素,才能说基本掌握了该单词。因英语单词的读音与拼写之间不存在绝对的一对一关系,如字母 a 在不同的情况下可有、[ei]、[i]和等不同发音,拼写与意义之间也被认为不能像汉语那样从组成部分推断其包含的意义,这些都给中国学生在词汇掌握中构成了一定的困难。如果我们能找出单词的音与形、形与义之间的关系的规律,抓住其语音、语素、句法和使用等一系列特征,在一定层次上挖掘认知深度,词汇的学习效率将大大地提高。下面介