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否定省略短句not in the least的用法及相关练习

发布者: katy | 发布时间: 2009-11-17 16:46| 查看数: 2403| 评论数: 2|

一、not in the least的基本用法

not in the least在口语中主要表示“一点也不”“丝毫不”。如:

A:Are you tired? 你累了吧?

B:Not in the least. 一点不累。



二、对not in the least翻译的灵活处理

有时根据具体的语境,在翻译时应进行灵活处理。如:

A:Would you mind holding this box?请你捧住这个盒子好吗?

B:Not in the least. 完全可以(=一点也不介意)。

A:Would it be inconvenient to have lunch half an hour earlier today? 今天中餐提前半小时吃有什么不方便的吗?

B:Not in the least. 完全可以(=没有一点不方便的)。



三、not in the least在句中的位置

not in the least不一定总是要单独用作答语,有时也可用于句子中间。如:

She did not mind working late in the least. 她对工作到很晚一点也不在意。

She can’t seem to see the joke in the least. 她似乎完全不懂这个笑话。

If anything of this sort should happen, I wouldn’t be surprised in the least. 如果真有这种事情发生,我也不会惊讶的。

The content of her answer wasn’t in the least important to him. 她所回答的内容对他一点都不重要。



四、not in the least的有关变体

有时not in the least可能会有变体,如将not变成no等。如:

She remained modest;no praise or compliments affected her in the least. 她仍然谦虚,赞扬或恭维对她都没有任何影响。



1. “Shall we stop for lunch _____ shall we drive on?” “Let’s stop for lunch, but the driver can’t drink _____ drive.”

A. and, andB. or, or

C. and, orD. or, and

2. “_____ when does the pub stay open?”“About midnight.”

A. SinceB. Before

C. UntilD. After

3. “Would you like tea _____ coffee?” “_____, thanks.”

A. or, No B. and, Either

C. or, Neither D. and, Each

4. He imagines that people don’t like him, _____ they do.

A. andB. then

C. so D. but

5. I firmly believe _____ he said at the meeting was right.

A. thatB. which

C. that whatD. what that


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