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小议“More Than”的不同含义

作者:周幼华    文章来源:转发    点击数:24894    更新时间:2012/5/25

 

More than 除了表示通常意义的“比较”之外,在不同的语境中,或稍作变动可表达出不同的含义。现将其不同含义归纳如下:

一.More than的基本用法,more构成多音节形容词或副词比较级,或者为manymuch的比较级,进行两者间的比较,表示“比…更”“比…更多”。

1This film is much more interesting than his last one。这部电影比他的上部有趣得多。

2I’d like to spend more of my time on my studies than computer games。我想在学习上比玩电脑游戏上多花些时间。

3People tend to sleep more in winter than in summer。人们在冬天往往比夏天睡得更多。

4I like bees more than butter files。我喜欢蜜蜂胜过了蝴蝶。

二.More than置于字数前,表示“大于,超过”,相当于over

1There are more than 6000 students in our school。我们学校有6000多学生。

2More than one person has seen the UFO。不只一个人看到过那不明飞行物。

3More than后跟名词,表示“比…更重要”,“不只是”。

1Yao Ming has more than just size。姚明不仅仅人高马大。

2Modern cellphones are more than just phones。现在手机不仅仅是电话机。

3She is much more than a friend to me。对我而言她远远不只是个朋友。

四.More than从句中用imagineexpectdescribe等动词,表示“超过了…程度”或“难以…的”。

1The result was much more than imagined。结果超出了我的想象。

2The difficulty in solving the problem was more than we could expect。解决那问题的难度是我们难以预料到的。

五.More than与形容词或分词连用,表示“十分,非常”。

1I am more than pleased to meet you。我见到你非常高兴。

2Her performance was more than good。她的表演非常好。

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