She wouldn’t take a drink, much less would she stay for dinner.
He thought I was lying to him, whereas I was telling the truth.
How do you account for the fact that you have been late every day this week?
The increase in their profits is due partly to their new market strategy.
Such measures are likely to result in the improvement of work efficiency.
We have already poured a lot of time and energy into the project, so we have to carry on.
Despite the fact that she is the only child in her family, she is never babied by her parents.
Mike didn’t come to the party last night, nor did he call me to give an explanation.
The person sitting next to him did publish some novels, but he is by no means a great writer.
4. 他对足球不感兴趣，也不关心谁输谁赢。He has no interest in football and is indifferent to who wins or loses.
5. 经理需要一个可信赖的助手，在他外出时，由助手负责处理问题。The manager needs an assistant that he can count on to take care of problems in his absence.
6.这是他第一次当着那么多观众演讲。 This is the first time that he has made a speech in the presence of so large an audience.
You are never too experienced to learn new techniques.
There remains one problem, namely, who should be sent to head the research there.
Their relationship did meet with some difficulty at the beginning because of cultural differences.
Though he has had ups and downs, I believed all along that he would succeed someday.
I have some reservations about the truth of your claim.
She isn't particularly tall, but her slim figure gives an illusion of height. 1.有朋自远方来，不亦乐乎。
It is a great pleasure to meet friends from afar.
It doesn't matter whether the cat is black or white as long as it catches mice.
You must let me have the money back without fail by ten o'clock tomorrow morning.
Allow me to take part in this project: I am more than a little interested in it.
5. 人人都知道他比较特殊:他来去随意。Everyone knows that he is special: He is free to come and go as he pleases.
Watching the unhappy look on her face, I felt as though she wished to say something to me.
He spoke confidently, which impressed me most.
My father is so forgetful that he is always looking for his keys.
I'm very grateful to you for all the help you have given me.
The bad light, coupled with the wet ground, made driving very difficult.
Being starved of funds, they had to cancel their plan to start a business.
They always lean on us whenever they are in trouble.
(Just) as a machine needs regular running, so does the body need regular exercise.
He learned to play the piano while studying in the United States.
To our disappointment, he turned down our invitation.
The reality is that, for better or worse, the world has changed with advance of new technologies.
Most of the female students in my class appear to be ill at ease when (they are) required to answer questions.
The local government took charge of the security for the sports meeting.
At the meeting they discussed, among other things, the present economic situation.
The more I learned about the nature, the more absorbed I became in its mystery.
The doctor recommends that those stressed people should try something new, interesting and challenging in order to give their negative feelings an outlet.
The teacher gives more homework to the student who has bad grades instead of cutting it down.
By contrast, American parents are more likely to attribute their children's success to natural talent.
One of a teacher's priorities is to stimulate students' interests and their creativity.
Little did she know that this picture would one day be worth more than a million dollars.
While I understand what you say, I don’t agree with you on the issue.
I think the police are meant to protect people.
4. 昨天我去看他，却发现他已于几天前出国了。I went to see him yesterday, only to find that he had gone abroad several days before.
At the weekly meeting, everyone must confine their remarks to the subject.
6. 要是我没有说那些愚蠢的话该多好啊！那时我太年轻，不能明辨是非。If only I hadn’t said those silly words! I was too young then to distinguish right from wrong.