【Grammar Tip】

I think the presence of some ugly graffiti is a small price to pay for the beauty that other graffiti adds.

a small price to pay = worth enduring

a small price to pay for something 指的就是為某事付上小小的代價。

故原句等同:
...the presence of some ugly graffiti is worth enduring for the beauty that other graffiti adds.

1. Jack thinks that the extra $100 for the traveler's mdeical insurance is a small price to pay for his family's peace of mind.

2. Brandy thought that living in the small one-bedroom apartment was a small price to pay for close to where she worked.

3. Jenny thinks that working as a nanny is a small price to pay for being able to live in Switzerland.

4. Theresa feels that paying a garbage tax is a small price to pay a cleaner neighborhood.


【Chat Room】

a samll price to pay

price 除了表示價錢之外,也是代價之意
EX: the price of success is hard work

I think the presence of some ugly graffiti is a small price to pay for the beauty that other graffiti adds.
我們總得容忍一些難看的塗鴉,這樣才能有其他好看的塗鴉來美化市容。

這些難看的塗鴉可稱 necessary evil (必要之惡)
necessary evil: you don't like but it's exist

pay the price:
可用在許多不同之處
如一直努力賺錢到最後你所付出的代價,那個 price 可能就是你的 health




【Michelle's Class】


be that as it may (idom) 即使如此;仍然
We might have a lot of competitiors. Be that as it may, our procucts are still the best in the market.
我們也許有許多的競爭對手,但即使如此我們的產品仍然是市場中最棒的。

She might under a lot of pressure. Be that as it may, she shouldn't have lost her temper.
她或許承受了很大的壓力,即使如此她不應該動怒。

enhance (v) 提高;促進;增加
Genuine praise from parents proves to enhance children's learning.
父母們真誠的讚美證明能夠促進孩子們的學習。

Receieving this award enhanced the school's reputation.
得到這個獎項提升了學校的校譽。

inevitably (adv) 不可避免地;必然地
inevitable (adj) 不可避免的;必然的

The company will inevitably face bankruptcy if the bank refuses to them a loan.
如果銀行拒絕貸款給這家公司,他們必然要面對破產這件事。

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