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复合介词归纳——“in the+名词+of”类型
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in the hope of 希望期待

She lived in the hope of seeing one of her sons succeed. 她生活的寄托就是期望儿子当中有人能出人头地。

I called in the hope of finding her at home. 我希望她能在家才给她打的电话。

【注】有时也说in hopes of。如:

I’m in hopes of succeeding. 我怀着获得成功的希望。

in the interest of 为……的缘故(利益)

I agreed to pick her up in the interest of saving time. 我为了节省时间答应去接她。

He is about to make trips abroad in the interest of his company. 他为了公司的事即将出国。

【注】其中的interest有时也可用复数。如:

In the interest(s) of safety, no smoking is allowed. 为了安全,严禁吸烟。

in the light of 考虑到;根据;由于;鉴于

We shall have to change our decision in the light of what you have just said. 考虑到你刚刚发表的意见,我们要改变我们的决定。

It is to be regarded as excusable in the light of circumstances. 考虑到具体情况,这将被看作是可以原谅的。

【注】其中的定冠词有时可以省略。如:

We need rethink our plan in light of this new information. 由于这个新的信息,我们需要重新考虑这项计划。

In light of the report, let’s try a different approach to the problem. 根据这份报告,我们来试试用别的方法解决这个问题吧。

in the middle of 在……当中;在……的中途;正忙于

She sat quite still in the middle of her bed. 她一动不动地坐在床中间。

He got here in the middle of the night. 他在半夜到达这里。

I was in the middle of making a pie for dinner when the telephone rang. 我正忙着做正餐吃的馅饼,这时电话铃响了。

in the midst of 在……之中;正当……的时候

They departed in the midst of a heavy rain. 他们在大雨中离去。

I’m afraid I can’t go. I’m in the midst of writing a report. 对不起我不能去,我正忙于写份报告。

in the name of 以……的名义;代表;看在……份上

In the name of the King, I arrest you. 我以国王的名义逮捕你。

I speak in the name of her. 我代表她发言。

In the name of love, stop it. 看在爱的份上,别再这样做了。

in the neighbourhood of 在……附近;大约

She lives in the neighbourhood of a shopping centre. 她住在一个商店区的附近。

She was paid in the neighbourhood of 3,000 dollars for the damage. 她得到约3,000美元的赔偿金。

in the presence of 在……面前;面临着

He was questioned in the presence of a large number of people. 他当着许多人的面受质问。

He was calm in the presence of danger. 面对危险,他镇定自若。

in the region of 在……范围内;在……左右,接近

He is an authority in the region of chemistry. 他是化学界的权威。

We have somewhere in the region of 500 firefighters in this area. 在这个地区,我们大约有500名消防人员。

in the process of 在……的过程中

We’re still in the process of moving house. 我们还正在搬着家呢。

The building is in the process of being restored. 那栋建筑物正在修复中。

in the vicinity of 在……附近;与……接近

The stolen car was found in the vicinity of the station. 被盗的汽车在车站附近被找到。

All meteorites are of the same age, somewhere in the vicinity of 4.5 billion years old. 所有陨石年代都差不多,大约在45亿年左右。

in the wake of 随……到来之后;作为……的结果

Outbreaks of disease occurred in the wake of the drought. 那场旱灾过后疾病丛生。

【注】有时也说in one’s wake。如:

The war brought many social changes in its wake. 经过这场战争,社会发生了很多变化。

in the way of 在……方面;妨碍

Our country has done much in the way of inventions. 在发明方面我国作出了许多贡献。

Your car is getting in the way of others. 你的汽车挡道了。

 

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