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英国Essay代写:Almost vs Nearly哪个更好?

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前阵子读到一本有点历史的文法书: The Reader Over Your Shoulder: A Handbook for Writers of English Prose,1943。有趣的是,这本书尝试为相近字排列顺序,这部分的内容出现在「明确叙述的原则Principles of Clear Statement」的章节中。这项原则是:「谈到多少或多久时,绝对要精确无误」。书中对于用字精确度的重视,显示出用字选择的重要性在过去这七十年中,几乎没有太大的改变。

这本书的作者表示此「比例的普遍度量」表没有收录在任何字典或参照表中,内容如下:

Not nearly(几乎没有)、nearly(几近)、almost(几乎)、not quite(不完全) 、all but(将近)、just not(唯独没有)、within an ace(差一点)、within a hair's breadth(毫厘之差)、oh! by the skin of my teeth(就差那么一点)、just(刚好)、only just(差一点不能)、with a bit of a rush(有几分仓促)、comfortably(从容)、easily(轻松)、with plenty to spare(时间充裕)。

身为读者的我们也许不赞成这个排列顺序,甚至还想加入其他词。这些片语中,有些看来武断,有些则是过时,但看到这些词按顺序一字排开,还挺有趣的。如果您曾疑惑nearly或almost哪个比较接近指涉目标,以下两位细心的读者认为,nearly更接近目标。

Graves和Hodge认为「比例的普遍度量」(如nearly、part of等)可以转换成百分比,他们将这个转换结果如下列出(底线为本文作者所加):

  • (100%) Mr. Jordan's fortune consisted wholly of bar-gold. 

  • (99%) Practically all his fortune consisted of bar-gold. 

  • (95%) His fortune consisted almost entirely of bar-gold. 

  • (90%) Nearly all his fortune consisted of bar-gold. 

  • (80%) By far the greater part of his fortune consisted of bar-gold. 

  • (70%) The greater part of his fortune consisted of bar-gold. 

  • (60%) More than half his fortune consisted of bar-gold. 

  • (55%) Rather more than half his fortune consisted of bar-gold. 

  • (50%) Halfhis fortune consisted of bar-gold. 

  • (45%) Nearly half his fortune consisted of bar-gold. 

  • (40%) A large part of his fortune consisted of bar-gold. 

  • (35%) Quite a large part of his fortune consisted of bar-gold. 

  • (30%) A considerable part of his fortune consisted of bar-gold. 

  • (25%) Part of his fortune consisted of bar-gold. 

  • (15%) A small part of his fortune consisted of bar-gold . 

  • (10%) Not much of his fortune consisted of bar-gold. 

  • (5%) A very small part of his fortune consisted of bar-gold. 

  • (1%)An inconsiderable part of his fortune consisted of bar-gold. 

  • (0%)  None  of his fortune consisted of bar-gold.

Graves和Hodge认为这是「普遍接受」的量表,但同时也遗憾的表示作者常常为了戏剧效果而将程度提高5%,进而导致量表混乱。这或许是出于对文章内容缺乏信心,许多作者常为了效果或强调而夸大事实。

我们不难想像在某些情况中,这个量表或许存在着无法解决的争议,但至少提供了一个基础的参照点。正如我们对色谱的定义都不太一样,我们对于the greater part(较大一部分)和a small part(小部分)到底是指多大一部分,想法也未必一致。如果用百分比来说我吃了35%的苹果派,或许我就可以精确列出怎样能放纵大吃的公式了吧。

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