五月 25, 2009

grammar: rather than / more than

607 grammar


607 grammar

1. be not so + adj./adv. + as + adj./adv.

She is not so beautiful as charming.

= She is charming rather than ____________________.

2. be not so much + N + as + N

He is not so much a writer as a scholar.

= He is more of a writer than a scholar.

Scott is not so much my brother as my best friend.

3. not so much + prep. phrase/ infinitive ph. + as + prep. phrase/ infinitive ph.

Success lies not so much in luck as in hard work.

Our success was attributed not so much to your help as to our cooperation.

= Our success was more to our cooperation _________________________

The true meaning of friendship is not so much about having fun together as about helping each other.

The excitement of traveling comes not so much from visiting famous places as from experiencing new things.

4. not so much + V. + as + V.

The oceans do not _____________ divide the world __________ unite it.

= The oceans unite the world more than they divide it.

= The oceans do not divide the world so much as unite it.

1.與其說他是政治家 不如說是政客

He is _______ _______ _______ a statesman _______ a politician.

2. 對不喜歡歌劇的人來說 去看歌劇與其說是享受 不如說是折磨

To people who don’t like operas, going to see one is _______ _______ _______ an enjoyment _______ a torture.

3. 他來與其說安慰我們 不如說是取笑我們

He came _______ _______ _______ to comfort us _______ to make fun of us.

4. 補救的辦法與其說是在於處罰 不如說是在於教育

The remedy lies _______ _______ _______ in punishment _______ in education.

5. 與其說她漂亮 不如說她是可愛 She is _______ _______ _______ pretty _______ cute.

1. David is a famous baseball player _________________ a good baseball player.= David is not so much a good baseball player as a famous baseball player.

2. It was a monolog______________an argument. = It was not so much an argument as a monolog.

3. To me, Mr. Chen is a mentor _________ a teacher. = To me, Mr. Chen is not so much a teacher as a mentor.

4. Going to university is considered a right rather a privilege. = Going to university is considered not so much ____________ as ____________.


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