小測驗 — 表示對照關係的從句

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在英語中,如果想對兩個形成鮮明反差的陳述句進行對比,則應使用表示對照關係的從句。比如,在這類句子的句首和句中可以使用詞組 「although」 或 「even though」。在突出強調兩件事情的差別非常大時,詞組 「even though」 的語氣要比 「although」 更強。近義詞 「though」 可用於句首、句中或句尾,與其它的連接詞相比,它的正式程度較低。另外,也可以用詞組 「despite」 和 「in spite of」 做對比,兩者意思相同,都表示 「儘管、不論……」,後通常接名詞、動名詞或 「the fact that…」。做八道題,鞏固對照關係的從句中連接詞的用法。

1. I really enjoyed playing that game, _______ it lasted for four hours!

a) even though

b) the fact that

c) in spite of

d) despite

2. _______ the watch only having a two-year guarantee, I’ve had no problems with it for eight years.

a) Though

b) Although

c) Even though

d) Despite

3. We’ve downloaded the instruction manual, _______ we still don’t know what to do!

a) even though

b) despite

c) though

d) in spite of

4. _______ the food taking an hour to arrive, it was absolutely delicious!

a) In spite of

b) Even though

c) Though

d) Although

5. _______ the company is successful, it isn’t very well known.

a) In spite of

b) Despite

c) Although

d) Notwithstanding

6. _______ that the team had four injured players, they won the match.

a) Despite

b) Notwithstanding

c) Though

d) Even though

7. _______ her Spanish was really bad, she managed to convince the waiter to change the order!

a) Even though

b) Despite

c) In spite of

d) Notwithstanding

8. The characters in the book were memorable, _______ the plot wasn’t very strong.

a) the fact that

b) despite

c) in spite of

d) though

答案

1) a, 2) d, 3) c, 4) a, 5) c, 6) b, 7) a, 8) d.