Chapter 16 Grammar Sentences

1) 之前,之後,之中  before, after, within
"之", when followed by nouns such as "前", "後", "中", indicates a particular time or location relative to another.
-每天睡覺之前,我都要刷牙。
-吃完午餐以後,我就不餓了。
-我在考試之中開始肚子痛。
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2) 以北,以南  (to the) north of, (to the) south of
"以" is followed by location nouns, such as "北", "南", to indicate a particular location in relation to another.
-美國以北的國家是加拿大。
-墨西哥在美國以南。
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3) 不要說...,就是…也  even if … still, not to mention
"不要說...,就是…也" implies a concession of some sort.
-不要說我沒有鉛筆,就是我有鉛筆也不能給你。
-不要說是兒童,就是大人也會打電動玩具。
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4) …得V也V不Adj  degree complement
This patten is used to indicate that an action does not arrive at the result you expected, no matter what you do.
-這本書厚得讀也讀不完。
-這個電腦壞了,壞得我怎麼修也修不好。
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5) 不妨  may (as well); might (as well); no harm in V-ing
-聽說考試很簡單不用復習,你不妨現在去做別得事情。
-要是你做完功課的話,不妨去幫他做家事。
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6) 沿著  along
-他每天早上沿著湖邊騎腳踏車。
-他想沿著這條河從西到東走一次。
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7) 使得  make; cause; render
"使得" is equivalent to "to make" or "to cause" in English, but is chiefly used in written language.
-感冒使得我一點兒都不舒服。
-明天的考試使得我很頭疼。
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