They are all here except Cathy.
No one except me knew about the plan.
Except for Bob, everyone has sent Vicky a present.
complain to sb.about / of sth.
We complained to the manager about the food.
We complained to the manager that the food had gone bad.
I explained to George continually.(repeatedly)
The dog continually chased its tail for fun.
Black coffee tastes bitter.
It was bitterly cold that day.
You’re my sunshine.
sit out in the warm sunshine.
He had often dreamed of…
dream of 梦想,幻想,向往
The little girl dreamed of living in the fairyland.
… settle down in the country.
settle down : 定居,安顿
Paul plans to settle down in a small town.
Tony will settle down after he gets married.
He had no sooner returned than he…
no sooner… than… 一…就 (as soon as)
I had no sooner opened the door than the phone rang.
倒装 : No sooner + 助动词 + 主语 + 动词
No sooner had he returned that he bought a house and went to live here.
No sooner had I opened the door than the phone rang.
… for even though it was still summer,…
for conj. 表示原因,作为上文的补充说明,不可用于句首
Tom ate three hamburgers,for he was so hungry.
even though : 即使,虽然 引导让步状语从句
Even though they lost the game, they wouldn’t lose heart.
… Harrison got a shock.
get a shock 感到惊讶,震惊
He acted as if…
as if : 好像,仿佛 引导方式状语从句
Lee talked about Paris as if he had been there before.
He behaved as if he had owned this house.
In the end,it was more than…
in the end == at last, finally
more than : 超出了…的范围
I love you more than I can say. 我爱你已经超出了我能表达.
He had hardly had time to settle down when…
hardly … when… 还没来得及,…就…;刚…就…;
- as if / as though 仿佛,好像
It seems as if it’s going to rain.
Nick behaved as if he hadn’t grown up.
as if 从句用虚拟语气,表示句子说述的不是真实或很少有可能的发生,存在的事情.
Sam talks as if he were a millionaire.
- 从句表示与过去事实相反,谓语动词用”had + 过去分词”.
Nick sat there as if he had fallen asleep.
- 从句表示与将来事实相反,谓语动词用”would / could / might + 动词原形”.
It looks as if it might rain.
- as if 从句所述是真实或是有可能发生或存在的情况,则用陈述语气.
It looks as if it’s going to rain.
- as if从句是”主语 + 系动词”结构,可省略主语和系动词,这样形成”as if + 名词/不定式/形容词(短语)/分词”.
Bob acts as if (he were) a fool.
Vicky went into the room as if(she were) in search of something.