【Grammar Tip】

Now that we are getting into the thick of summertime activities, sunburn is something that you have to think about.

句子開頭的 now that 並沒有「現在」的意思,它可以翻譯成「既然」,有連接詞的功能。


now that = because now / since
不只可用在句首,亦可用在句子中間。

Ex:
Sunburn is something that you have to think about now that we are getting into the thick of summertime activities.


Another example:
1. Now that the car is here,
let's go ahead and put our things in the trunk.
 既然車子在這,我們先走並把所有我們的東西放在車尾行李箱吧!

2. I don't think I'll go watch the movie, now that I know the end of the story.
 既然我知道故事的結局,我不覺得我會去看那部電影。

3. Now that we've finished with dinner, we have to clean up the kitchen.
 既然我們已經結束晚餐,我們應該去清理廚房。

4. Now that Mary has graduated from college, she plans to look for a job.
 既然瑪莉已經從大學畢業,她計畫去找工作。



【Chat Room】


capillary 毛細血管
dilates capillary 擴張的毛細血管

veins 靜脈
arteries 動脈


the major arteries of New York City
- arteries 另一意義是交通幹線
- major arteries: 主要幹道


【Michelle's Class】


get into the thick of something (常用的說法) 正激烈的時候;正起勁的時候
- thick (adj) 厚的
- 此用法中 thick 當 名詞,指最激烈的時候

- As we were getting into the thick of the tennis match my son came and interrupted the game.
 我們打網球打到正激烈的時候,我兒子跑來打斷了球局。

penetrate (v) [‘pEnI,tret] 穿透
- The bullet almost penetrated his bulletproof jacket.
 這個子彈幾乎穿透了他的防彈夾克。

- Some hackers were trying to penetrate the computer system of the IRS.
 一些駭客試著滲透到國稅局的電腦系統。

- penetrate 也指瀰漫或滲透
- The aroma of the lilies penetrated the whole house.
 百合花的香味瀰漫整個房子。

sting (v) [stIG] 刺痛;使疼痛
- 過去式 & 過去分詞: stung
- My eyes stung as I was chopping onions.
 我切洋蔥的時候眼睛很刺痛。

- sting 亦指心裡上的刺傷
- Those harsh words from the teacher really stung the boy.
 老師所說嚴厲的話真的刺傷這個男孩子的心。


【Sophy's Note】

sunburn (n) [‘sVn’bRn] 曬傷;曬黑
- The easiest way to avoid sunburn is to wear a hat and a long-sleeved shirt.
 最好的防曬方法就是戴帽子並穿長袖襯衫。

set off (phr v) 引發
- Tracy burned the meat and accidentally set off the fire alarm.
 崔西把肉烤焦並意外引發火災警報。

ultraviolet light (n) 紫外光

- ultraviolet (adj) [,VltrF’vAIFlIt] 紫外的
- ultraviolet rays
 紫外線

dilate (v) [dAI’let] 擴張;擴大

- The cat dilated its eyes.
 貓瞪大眼睛。

intense (adj)  [In’tENs] 強烈的;劇烈的;極度的

- The fracture caused him intense pain.
 骨折給他造成了劇烈的疼痛。

sensor (n)
[’sEnsQ] 傳感器;感應器

capillary (n)
[‘kXpL,ErI] 毛細血管

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