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【英文應試攻略】用連接詞強調異同

2017-10-04

掌握連接詞(linking words)的用法十分重要,明白它們的用途可以令同學提升閱讀、寫作,甚至是口語的能力。在英語中主要有六大連接詞,分別是:emphasis words、addition words、comparison and contrast words、cause-and-effect words、illustration words及sequence words。

今天和大家分享一些有關comparison and contrast words的用法。

顧名思義,comparison words用來強調相同之處,而contrast words則用來突出不同之處。

要留意,運用以下詞語應付特別小心。Although和but不會一起用,despite和in spite of之後也不能用完整句子。

Comparison words Similarly、In a similar fashion/manner、Likewise、Similar to、Equally等等

用法 Linking word, subject + verb

例子 John participated in the coming mooting competition. Likewise, Mary did the same thing.

Contrast words However、Nevertheless、Nonetheless、Still、Although/Even though、Though、But、Yet、Despite/In spite of、On the other hand、On the contrary等等

用法 Linking word, subject + verb...

   Subject + verb...; linking word, subject + verb...

   Linking word + subject +verb..., subject + verb...

例子 Plants are common and everywhere. However, not many people know what functions they serve in our environment.

Exercise

Complete the following sentences by using appropriate linking words.

1. John went hiking_________the bad weather.

2. __________Mary, her sister loves swimming.

Answers

1. despite or in spite of

2. Similar to

■Dr. A. Chan,哲學博士,哲學碩士,英語講師。熟悉公開考試之出題模式與評分準則,任教英語。

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