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More than的用法

2006-02-06 00:00

More than的用法

●A.“More than+名词”表示“多于……”、“非但……尤其是”如:
1) Modern science is more than a large amount of information.
2) Jason is more than a lecturer; he is a writer, too.
● B.“More than+数词”含“以上”或“不止”之意,如:
3) I have known David for more than 20 years.
4) Let's carry out the test with more than the sample copy.
● C.“More than+形容词”等于“很”或“非常”的意思,如:
5) In doing scientific experiments, one must be more than careful with the instruments.
6) I assure you I am more than glad to help you.
● D.在“More...than...”中,肯定“more”后面的而否定“than”后面的,约等于“是……而不是……”如:
7)The difference between pure linguistics and applied linguistics is more apparent than real.
8) This book seems to be more a manual than a text.
9) Catherine is more diligent than intelligent.
10) Hearing the loud noise, the boy was more surprised than frightened.
● E.“More than”或“More...than...”+含“can”的分句时表示“否定意”,如:
11) That's more than I can do.
12) Don't bite off more than you can chew.
13) In delivering his lecture, Jason makes sure not to include more things than the students can understand.
● F.“No more...than...”表示“不……;不如……”,如:
14) I can no more do that than anyone else.
15) A learner can no more obtain knowledge without reading than a farmer can get good harvest without ploughing.”
● G.“No more...than...”的语义,也可用“not any more than...”来取代,因此 15 可以变成 16。
16) A learner cannot... any more than ...”同样的, 17可以变成 18
17) Dr Hu is no more a poet than Dr Wu is a philosopher.
18) Dr Hu is not a poet any more than Dr Wu is a philosopher.
此外,“more than”也在一些惯用语中出现,如:
19) More often than not (经常),people tend to pay attention to what they can take rather than what they can give.
20) All of us are more than a little concerned about(非常关心)the current economic problems.

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