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表达「减少、降低」的英文句型
2019/01/10 09:50
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廖柏森

在描述数据下降或现象趋势减缓缩小时常会用到decrease, fall, decline, drop, dive, plunge, plummet等动词,而修饰这些动作时,我们同样可以视情况需求使用slowly, slightly, steadily, gradually, moderately, abruptly, dramatically, sharply, steeply, rapidly, significantly, considerably, markedly, substantially, enormously等程度不同的副词。另外,上述动词中也可作名词使用。  

1. The percentage of respondents who reported never having used the Internet decreased greatly, and the percentage reporting frequent use increased greatly.

受访者回应从未使用过网络的比例大为减少,且回答使用网络频繁的比例大增。

2. An increase in time spent on schoolwork did not lead to a decrease in the time available for pleasure reading.

花在学校功课的时间增加,并不会导致花在休闲阅读的时间减少

3. During the economic crisis of the 1990s, the book market shrank and the annual book production fell nearly 20% within a few years.

   1990年代经济危机时的书市萎缩,在几年内年产值就下跌近20%

4. Urgent action is needed to prevent further decline.

   需要采取紧行动来防止进一步下滑

5. The statistics shows a dramatic decline in the number of Bachelor’s degrees earned in French over the last 20 or so years in the United States.

统计数据显示,过去约20年在美国所取得的法文学士学位数量呈现戏剧性的下降

6. The stock market has seen a significant drop in the second half of 2018.

  2018下半年股市呈现大幅下跌

7. The stock market took a dive after President Trump’s tough talk on trade with China.

    在川普总统对中贸易的强硬谈话之后,股市应声下跌

8. The United States increased the interest rate significantly, causing property prices and the stock market to plummet.

    美国大幅调升利率,引起房地产价格和股市大跌

 

补充句型

1. The amount of … is likely to drop sharply by …

2. There has been a slight fall in the number of …

3. Despite the continued decline in …, …

4. What can be clearly seen in the chart is the steady decline of …

5. The apparent decline in … does not necessarily herald a decline in the importance of …

6. …continued to plummet over the past 6 months.

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