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新东方英语六级经典必背500句:攻克阅读关键句183

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新东方英语六级经典必背500句:听力口语关键句183

183.“lt's an outrage that any American's life expectancy should be shortened simply becautse the company they worked for went bankrupt and ended health-care coverage," said the former chairman of thelntemational Steel Group.
“仅仅是因为他们工作的公司破产,导致他们的医疗保险被终止,所有美国人的预期寿命就都被缩短了,这真的很令人愤怒,”这位国际钢铁集团的前董事长说道。

六级词汇讲解:

本句的主干是...said the...chainnan...。直接引语部分的内容作said的宾语。其中,that引导的是主语从句any American’s life expectancy should be shortened simply; because引导的是原因状语从句,该从句中they worked for为省略that的定语从句,修饰company。

outrage意为“愤怒”。如:
The victim's brow wrinkled with outrage.
受害者愤慨得皱起了眉。

shorten意为“缩短”。如:
It's a simple matter to shorten trouser legs.
把裤脚弄短很简单。

coverage在句中意为“保险项目(范围)”。如:
It would be better for you to sign up for blanket insurance coverage.
你最好签一份综合保险协议。

end在句中作及物动词,意为“结束,终止”。如:
The strike was ended.
罢工已经结束了。

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end除了作动词,其名词的用法也很常见,相关的短语有:

in the end意为“最后,终于”。如:
In the end things will mend.
车到山前必有路。

at the end of意为“在……的尽头,在……的末尾”。如:
The gas station lies at the end ofthe road.
加油站就在这条路的尽头。

at a loose end意为“闲着,无所事事”。如:
1 was at a loose end last night,so I went to shopping.
昨天晚上我闲着没事,所以就去购物了。

put an end to意为“结束,废除,停止”。如:
The two countries must put an end to the war as soon as possible.
两国必须尽快结束这场战争。

on end意为“连续地;竖立着”。如:
He often plays online games for hours on end.
他经常连续几个小时不停地玩网络游戏。

The frightening noise set her hair on end.
恐怖的声音使她毛骨悚然。

come to an end意为“结束,终止”。如:
All good things come to an end.
天下没有不散的筵席。

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