1. Our vicar is always raising money for one course or another…
“be always doing…”
e.g. He is always making the same mistakes.（厌恶）
He is always kind to us.(赞叹)
“someone always does something…”
e.g. He always looks down upon the poor.(厌恶)
He always finishes his homework on time.(赞叹)
1).It is said that he is always making the same mistakes.
2).Whenever he goes,he always leaves behind him a trail of broken hearts.
3).It is disturbing to think that the boy always climbs those high mountains all by himself.
2. Looking at his watch,he saw that it was one o’clock,but the bell struck thirteen times before it stopped.
e.g.Nearly a week passed before she could explain what had happened to her.
原文的句子实际上是一个省略句,完整的句子应该是:when he looked at his watch,he saw…为了使文章看上去更紧凑简洁,作者使用了现在分词代替一个分句.
Repaired by the mechanic, the car is working now.
另外,紧接着的课文“Armed with a torch,the vicar went up into the clock tower to see what was going on.”中，过去分词并不表示被动关系,只要稍微调整句子顺序就可以看出来了:The vicar was armed with a torch and went up into the clock tower to see what was going on.这里的be armed表示的是此时主语的状态.
Enough evidence accumulated before the experts could make sure that the animal was a puma.
3. In the torchlight,he caught sight of a figure whom he immediately recognized as Bill Wilkins,our local grocer.
1).“in the torchlight…”
e.g.In the torchlight,one could easily see everything when it is dark.
表示借着光线,都可以用“in the …light”
in the sunlight
in the moonlight
in the candlelight
e.g.The minute I saw him,I recognized him as one of my classmates.
think of someone as/regard someone as/view someone as
The moment I saw it,I immediately recognized it as a piece of antique.
In the sunlight,the woman recognized the puma as a large cat.
4.Thirteen is not as good as one,but it’s better than nothing.
“as good as…”=almost,几乎
e.g. The summer‘s as good as over
This carpet‘s as good as ruined.
That’s the trouble/proble.那正是问题所在.
There is nothing I can do about it.我无能为力.
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