動詞片語 ( 2 )

fail to ~   未能

例:Tom failed to answer Prof. Lee’s question . ( 湯姆未能回答李教授的問題。)

【同】be unable to ~

例:Though Mr. Wang can speak English , he is unable to teach . ( 雖然王先生會說英文,卻不會教。)

【比】never fail to ~   一定會 …..

例:Prof. Lee never fails to be punctual for class . ( 李教授上課從不遲到。)


happen to ~   剛巧 ….

例:I happened to be broke when Mary asked me to take her to a dinner . ( 當瑪麗要我帶她去吃晚餐時,我剛好沒錢了。)

【同】chance to ~

例:On my way home I chanced to see the accident . ( 在回家路上我剛巧看到這場車禍。)


come to ~   如此認為 ( 只能以 it 為主詞 ) ; 甦醒 ; 逐漸 …..

例:It suddenly came to me that I should stop playing around . ( 我突然認為我應該停止鬼混了。)

       Tom finally came to after the artificial respiration . ( 實施人工呼吸後湯姆終於甦醒過來。

【同】come round

例:You will come to like Mr. Chao , because he is very gentle . ( 你會逐漸喜歡趙傳,因為他很溫柔。)


manage to ~   設法

例:Tom managed to save $5,000 to buy a camera . ( 湯姆設法存五千元,買了一部相機。)


tend to ~   易於;傾向於

例:People tend to be forgetful . ( 人皆易於健忘。)

【同】be inclined to ~ ;be prone to ~ ;be apt to ~

例:Weak children are apt to catch a cold . ( 體弱的小孩易於感冒。) 閱讀全文《動詞片語 ( 2 )》