跟着Gwen学英语之每日早读 第124期

发表时间:2018-05-17内容来源:VOA英语学习网

Words are, in my not so humble opinion, are most inexhaustible source of magic, capable of both inflicting injury and remedies.

语音讲解:

单词发音

word /wɜːd/

humble /ˈhʌmbl/

inexhaustible /ˌɪnɪɡˈzɔːstəbl/

inflict /ɪnˈflɪkt/

连词发音

humble opinion /ˈhʌmbləˈpɪnjən/

轻读重读

重读:words/not/inexhaustible

弱读:are/of/and

词汇讲解

1.humble adj.谦逊的;简陋的;(级别或地位)低下的

And you have humbled me with your commitment to our country.

而我也因你们对这个国家的承诺而感到渺小。(《希拉里之声》)

"I could never rise so high! No, I'm much too humble for that!

"我不会升得这么高!不,我太卑微,够不上那种职位!(《大卫·科波菲尔》)

2.inexhaustible adj.用之不竭的

exhaust vt. 弄空,取出

By this time, though, Mr Idema was beginning to look less plausible, his luck less inexhaustible.

虽然现在艾德马看起来越来越不可信,他的好运渐渐走到尽头。(《经济学人-综合》)

3.inflict verb. 把…强加给,使承受,遭受

"The last few weeks have inflicted completely, unnecessary damage on our economy.

"过去几周已给我们的经济带来完全没有必要的破坏。(《VOA Special 2013年10月合集》)

活学活用

in my humble opinion expression. 依拙见

英文: In my humble opinion, you were in the wrong.

中文:依拙见,您这是错了。

语法讲解

in my not so humble opinion,做状语,就是in my opinion的扩展。most inexhaustible source of magic和capable of inflicting injury and remedies共用be动词,在句中做表语。

表语通常位于系动词之后,与之构成系表结构。表示主语的身份,状态,特征等的部分叫表语,可以用作表语的有名词,代词,数词,形容词,副词,不定式,动名词,分词,介词短语,表语从句等。

练习:下面句中的表语是:

Everything is in good order.

答案:in good order

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