雅思写作百问百答 | "By contrast" 和"In contrast"哪个说法正确？
- 2016年05月18日15:11 来源：小站教育作者：小站雅思编辑
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1. Q: What is the difference between "By contrast" and "In contrast"?
A: There is no difference. You can use either.
问："By contrast" 和 "In contrast"有区别吗?
2. Q: Can I use idioms like "it was raining cats and dogs" in academic Writing Task2?
A: No, idioms will be regarded as “memorized sentence”. And I'd definitely avoid writing "it's raining cats and dogs" because no English speakers really use this expression nowadays.
问：可以在雅思写作大作文中写类似"it was raining cats and dogs"这样的俗语吗?
答：不，俗语会被当作模板句。而且现在已经没人说"it's raining cats and dogs"这种话了。
3. Q: Which is correct: 'sport' or 'sports'?
A: Both are correct. 'Sport' is uncountable and refers to all sports in general (e.g. I like sport). 'Sports' is the countable noun and refers to more than one individual sport (e.g. I like team sports).
问：'sport' 和 'sports'，哪个写法是正确的?
4. Q: Is it correct to write "water is evaporated"?
A: Yes, you can write "water is evaporated by the sun", but I would probably just write "water evaporates".
问："water is evaporated"这种写法对吗?
答：是的，你可以写"water is evaporated by the sun"水被太阳蒸发了，但是没有by的时候我觉得写成"water evaporates"更好。
5. Q: How would you define 'majority', 'few' and 'many' in percentages?
A: 'majority' normally means more than 50%. 'Few' and 'many' are normally used with numbers rather than percentages: a small percentage of people could still refer to a large number of (many) people. 'Many' and 'few' are difficult to define because it depends on the context, but in general they refer to large and small numbers respectively.
问：'majority', 'few' and 'many'怎么用百分比来定义?
答：'Majority'通常意味着超过50%。’Few‘和’many’通常用来修饰数量而不是百分比，如a small percentage of people could still refer to a large number of (many) people. ’Few‘和’many’很难定义，因为通常要看上下文，多数时候它们都用来修饰数量。