完成" P " 開頭單字及例句 (下)
present 贈送 ; 提供 ; 禮物
[Ex] 1. We presented a trophy to him in celebration of his promotion.
2. Here is a present for you.
[補充] 1. They presented him with a bunch of flowers.
2. Some 300 papers were presented at the conference.
3. He often gave his neighbor's kids little presents.
preserve 保留 ; 保養 ; 保護 ; 防腐[(+from)
[Ex] 1. She is well preserved for her age.
[補充] 1. He has always preserved his innocence.
2. You can have strawberries in winter
if you preserve them in the summer.
3. We have taken effective measures to preserve
our natural resources.
4. Oil preserves metal from rust.
press 按 ; 壓 ; 報刊(評論)
[Ex] 1. Press the button to open the door.
2. He held a press conference yesterday to correct the wrong report.
[補充] 1. Press this button to start the engine.
2. Many people pressed forward to shake hands with him.
3. Time presses and we must get back to work.
4. The power of the press is very great.
5. The government's new policy received a good press.
pretend 假裝 ; 掩飾
[Ex] 1. I don't want to pretend that I am an expert in the
[補充] 1. He pretended that he was innocent.
2. He pretended to be friendly with me.
3. She pretended that she was not in love with him.
4. She wasn't really crying; she was only pretending.
prevent 防止 ; 阻礙
[Ex] 1. I will come at 10 o'clock if nothing else prevents me.
[補充] 1. His act prevented an accident.
2. Vitamin C is supposed to prevent colds.
[片語補充] < prevent from > 阻止;制止
1. Nothing can prevent him from going.
2. Who prevents their plans from being carried out?
3. Of course I can't prevent your going.
4. Illness prevented him from going out.
(=Illness prevented him [his] going out.)
progress 進步 ; 前進 ; 進度
[Ex] 1. The students progressed in speaking English.
2. An investigation into the cause of murder is in progress.
[補充] 1. The building of the railroad is progressing.
2. The boy has progressed in his studies.
[片語補充] < in progress >
The building of the factory was in progress.
promise 答應 ; 承諾 ; 保證
[Ex] 1. I will be back home at or before 9 p.m. I promise.
2. You should keep your promise if you make one.
[補充] 1. He promised me the book.
2. He promised to help us.
3. I can't give you the book; I've promised it to Susan.
4. She promised to come.
(=She promised that she would come.)
5. Give me your promise that you'll never be late again.
propose 提議 ; 求婚
[Ex] 1. Let's propose a toast to the chairman's health.
[補充] 1. It was proposed we go to the station to meet our guests.
2. He proposed building a bridge across this river.
3. He proposed a get-together this weekend.
4. He proposed a toast to both the bride and bridegroom.
[額外補充] < toast > n. 祝酒;敬酒[C][(+to)
1. We all drank a toast to the bride and groom.
[片語補充] < propose to >
Tom proposed to Mary the other day.
proposal n. 建議 , 提議 ; 計劃 ; 提案
[Ex] 1. Proposal is easier than performance.
2. There is controversy about a proposal to
build a nuclear power station.
[Ex] 1. If you can prove to me that it is true,
then I will accept it.
[補充] 1. I'll prove to the world that he was right.
2. The lawyer proved the innocence of his client.
3. I was told it was dangerous, and have now proved it.
4. He proved it (to be) true. (=He proved that it was true.)
provide 提供 ; 供應
[Ex] 1. The hotel provides a shuttle bus to the airport every two hours.
[補充] 1. On Sundays his landlady provided dinner as well as breakfast.
2. Somehow she managed to provide her children with food and clothing.
3. He provided the boys with necessary books.
(=He provided necessary books for the boys.)
[Ex] 1. Please pull your chair to the fireplace ; it should be warmer.
[補充] 1. She pulled his sleeve to get his attention.
2. A tiger can pull a roebuck to pieces in a matter of minutes.
3. Why did you pull up these plants?
4. He pulled, but could not draw it up.
[Ex] 1. Drunken driving should be severely punished.
[補充] 1. Motorists should be severely punished for speeding.
2. The teacher punished her students for cheating in the exam.
push 推 ; 催促
[Ex] 1. I pushed the engineers to finish the project quickly.
[補充] 1. He pushed the door open.
2. They pushed their trade to still more distant parts.
3. She pushed her son to pursue an academic career.
put 放置 ; 使....發生
[Ex] 1. Heavy taxes are put on cigarettes and alcoholic drinks.
[補充] 1. Where did you put the spanner?
2. He put his textbooks on the table by the window.
3. He put an end to himself.