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  • conj.比;除…(以外);(刚刚…)就;与其…(毋宁,宁愿,不如,索性)
  • prep.小于;(用以引出比较的第二部分)比;(表示一事紧跟另一事发生)就
  • Web比较级;比起;与…相比较
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prep.
1.
(用以引出比较的第二部分)比used to introduce the second part of a comparison
I'm older than her.
我比她年龄大。
There was more whisky in it than soda.
那里面的威士忌比苏打水多。
He loves me more than you do.
他比你更爱我。
It was much better than I'd expected.
这比我预料的要好得多。
You should know better than to behave like that.
你应当明白事理,不该那么不懂规矩。
I'd rather email than phone, if that's OK by you.
如果你认为可以的话,我想发电邮而不打电话。
2.
more/less/fewer, etc. ~
(比较数量、距离等)多于,小于,少于used for comparing amounts, numbers, distances, etc.
It never takes more than an hour.
所用的时间从不会超过一个小时。
It's less than a mile to the beach.
离海滩不足一英里远。
There were fewer than twenty people there.
那里有不到二十个人。
3.
(表示一事紧跟另一事发生)就used in expressions showing that one thing happens straight after another
No sooner had I sat down than there was a loud knock on the door.
我刚坐下就有人大声敲门。
Hardly had we arrived than the problems started.
我们刚到,问题就来了。

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