As adjective – Function of THE INFINITIVE
1)noun + to V
Apparently, the border incident was intended to coincide with the festival to celebrate the second anniversary of our independence.
2)first, second, last + noun + to V
Tiger Woods was the only player to finish under par.
3)decide to V->decision to V; attempt to V -> attempt to V; able to V -> ability to V
The weakness of the UN was revealed in yet another futile attempt to work out a peaceful solution to regional warfare.
4)difference meaning by object
I have no one to look after me.(我没有人来照顾我)
I have no one to look after.(我没有人要去照顾)
I have some urgent business to attend to.(我有一些紧急的事情要去处理)
Negative: to V-> not to V
Try not to worry.
It is important not to expect too much.
He smiled and told me not to worry.
I am careful not to overlook any trivial offense.
He was courageous enough not to exhibit his grief.
Phrasal verb and words:
Overlook v 看漏
The thing is … 问题是,其实是
Take great pains to V 努力地做
Tranquil adj 平静的
Live to be …(years old)
Sth. Runs in sb’s family
Curb tax evasin 抵制逃税
In question 讨论中的人 Please confine your statements to the subject in question
In sb’s presence/ in the presence of sb
For next to nothing 几乎是不要钱
We have both positive and negative traits.
We sometimes put on a front.我们有时装门面
Appearance can be very misleading.
Some people are very shy and reserved.
Some people are very moody.
Extrovert – introvert
He is a very thoughtful person.(reflective)深思的
Hardworking – industrious
Dependable – reliable
She is a demanding teacher.性急的
Discipline – disciplinarian
Passion passionate about her job
He is full of enthusiasm about her work.
Room for improvement
There is still much room for improvement.
Her husband is an incorrigible flirt.
Shortcomings缺点 defect ,failings,weaknesses
She is a paragon of virtue.