2．The industrial engineer’s letter indicates that he doubts the feasibility of the plan.
3．Many parents in the United States set aside a fund for their children’s education before they are born.
4．I have made sure that her conclusion is based on facts.
5． The medical team, composed of three doctors and two nurses, set off for the mountain(ous) area a few days ago.
6． The village is named after the high mountain that stands in front of it.
7． He was ill for about a week, which has really set him back in his studies.
8． The war that broke out between the North and the South in 1861 is known in history as the American Civil War.
1． Their argument ended when she slammed the door and left without a word.
2． The guest at the dinner party were slightly surprised at the commanding tone of the American.
3． Johnny has outgrown the fear of staying at home alone.
4． While all the other passengers made for the exit, he alone remained in his seat as if unwilling to leave the plane.
5． The letter is to be handed to Dr. Wilson himself.
6． While she felt like joining in the argument, Nancy was too shy to open her mouth.
7． What do you think is the likeliest time to find him at home?
8． The hunter’s face (was) lit up with excitement as soon as he saw a fox emerge from among the bushes and run in the
direction of/ make for the trap he had laid.
1． It was suggested at the meeting that a committee of 11 be appointed to make a new constitution.
2． By making on-the-spot observation, the young scientist obtained first-hand information they needed in their research work.
3． It is very likely that he will be rejected by the army because of his bad eyesight.
4． The committee members have conflicting opinions as to the best location of the new airport.
5. Henry’s works of art are superior in many respects to those of his brother’s.
6. The steady rise in the quality of our products owes much to the improvement of our equipment.
7. Jim would have preferred to act on his own judgment, but he didn’t because as a soldier he had to obey the order.
8. Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a city without bikes or one without cars. I should not hesitate a
moment to prefer the latter.
1. She got a post as a cashier at a local bank. But she was soon fired because she proved to be incompetent.
2. It is obviously/clearly his young assistant who is running the book store.
3. No sooner had the proposal been announced at the meeting than she got to her feet to protest.
4. Bill has applied to Harvard University for a teaching assistantship, but his chances of getting it are slim.
5. Being short of funds, they are trying to attract foreign capital.
6. The room smells of stale air. It must have been vacant for a long time.
7. As far as hobbies are concerned, Jane and her sister have little in common.
8. It is self-evident that the education of the young is vital to the future of a country.
1. The little girl ran so fast that she was thrown off balance and fell over/down.
2. I was impressed by his devotion to his research but I did not have the slightest interest in his profound theories.
3. Be sure not to say anything capable of being misunderstood.
4. I was so bewildered by their conflicting advice that I did not know how to act.
5. At first this complicated problem frustrated them, but after thinking it over carefully they finally worked out a solution.
6． The head of the sports delegation beamed with delight when a young pioneer presented him with a bunch of flowers.
7． I really don’t see why our English teacher should single out our monitor for praise since we have all done quite well this term.
8． I believe in the theory that the higher animals developed from the lower ones.
1. If / As long as you keep on trying, you will be able to resolve this difficult problem sooner or later.
2. We anticipate encountering / that we will encounter resistance to our plan / our plan will meet with resistance.
3. Jim’s friends said that the noise pollution in their city was terrible, but they had to live with it.
4. At first Tom thought that with his knowledge, skill and experience he was bound to find a satisfactory job.
5. It would be wise (advisable) to handle this delicate problem with calmness and patience.
6. Dick thought that if he was not able to take the machine apart, chances were that no other worker in the plant could, either.
7. Do you think bus drivers should take full responsibility for the passenger’s safety.
8. You need not dwell on your mistakes in judgment any more. What’s important is to try your best to avoid repeating them.
1. The local people’s response to the new security measures was enthusiastic.
2. What good will it do to argue with him if he takes a negative attitude toward the whole thing?
3. Just before he was released from jail. Vingo wrote a letter to his wife asking she would have him back.
4. The criminal was given a stiff sentence of fifteen years.
5. The doctor told Mrs. Nolen that her decision to move to the countryside was an intelligent one and probably had helped to
a certain degree to bring back her health.
6. His room was small but quite cozy, with a fireplace, a soft chair and a sofa. He seemed contented with it.
7. The policeman asked the driver to describe the accident in a greater detail.
8. Peter is not good at maths, but when it comes to sports, he is the best in the class.
1. Vast amounts of investment have enabled the economy of the area to grow rapidly.
2. They launched a campaign to raise money for a new hospital.
3. It is true that success lies in diligence.
4. Men of high moral standards, they are never to be tempted to take such expensive gifts.
5. There are indications that numerous factories are faced with a very difficult situation.
6. The police arrested the criminal on a charge of armed robbery several hours after they found an important clue to his identity.
7. Investigation has revealed that retirement tends to cause psychological troubles for some people.
8. The medical team did more than complain about the relatively poor working conditions at the local hospital. For instance,
several doctors bought simple medical instruments with their own money.
1.Everything indicates that something has gone wrong with his plan.
2.The author thinks that we should not take it for granted that those who score high on intelligence tests will certainly
do well in practical work.
3.I singled out a few English idioms to test my classmates
4.Three professors were invited to design the curriculum for new teachers assess.
5.This is but just a small loss to us. Don't make a fuss over it.
6.He scored far more than any of his opponents, which proved him a worthy winner.
7.The two animals are alike in appearance, but they belong to different species.
8. I don't know for sure whether the bank will grant him the loan he has applied for.
1.Through the article the author wants to convey to the readers his opinion on praise and criticism.
2.Of the dozen of waitresses in the restaurant, only three have had any previous experience.
3. Though he isn't much of a scholar, the teacher does know how to teach a course in a lively and interesting manner.
这位教师可能不是一个了不起的学者，但他的确懂得怎样把一门课教得活泼而有趣。(in a ... manner)
4.We often find that to apply a rule is much more difficult than to know it.
5.She never scolds her children for squabbling. Instead, she gives them a few words of praise when they play quietly.
6.Mr. Green was always critical of his daughter's writings, but somehow he commented favorably on that poorly written poem of hers.
7.Quite a few students in our class were publicly criticized by the teacher for failing to hand in their compositions on time.
8.A good teacher should be very alert to his students' progress. If their progress is ignored, the students will feel discouraged.