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英语修饰格学习资料——Simile(明喻)
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similar to  与……相似

Their educational system is similar to that in the United States. 他们的教育制度和美国的差不多。

The Dutch grammatical system is very similar to the English system. 荷兰语的语法体系与英语语法体系十分相似。

At our factory there are a few machines similar to those described in this magazine. 我们工厂有几台机器和这本杂志上所讲述的相似。

something like 与……类似,有点像……

It’s something like an egg. 它有点像一只鸡蛋。

The house looks something like a castle. 那房子看上去有点像一座城堡。

The ceremony was something like a christening. 那个典礼有点像洗礼仪式。

something of 有点儿像……

He saw something of a cloud. 他看见一种像云似的东西。

On their travels they indulged their hobby of collecting antique furniture. As a result their home had become something of a museum. 他们在每次旅行时,尽兴地满足自己收集古董家具的嗜好。结果他们家成了类似博物馆的地方。

As…, so… 正如……,……也……

As a man lives, so he dies. 正如人能活,也能死。

As one makes one’s bed, so one must lie on it. ()自作自受;自食其果。

As A is to B, so C is to D  C之于D,犹如A之于B

As soul is to a body, so is love [so love is] to a home. 爱之于家庭犹如灵魂之于身体。

As unselfishness is the real test of strong affection, so unselfishness ought to be the real test of the very highest kind of art. 正如无私是钟爱的真正考验,无私也是最高艺术的真正考验。

A is to B as C is to D  A之于B,犹如C之于D

Air is to man as water is to fish. 空气之于人犹如水之于鱼。

Parks are to the city as lungs are to the body. 公园之于都市,正如肺之于人。

A is to B what C is to D  A之于B犹如C之于D

Air is to us what water is to fish. 我们离不开空气,就像鱼儿离不开水一样。

Engines are to machines what hearts are to animals. 发动机对机器之关系犹如心脏对动物之关系。

Reading is to the mind what food is to the body. 读书与思想的关系就好比食物与健康的关系。

What blood vessel is to a man’s body, railway is to transportation. 铁路对于运输犹如血管对于人体一样重要。

 

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