考研英语词汇辨析(94)in other words 、that is、that is to say的区别

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    in other words

  that is

  that is to say

  这组短语可表示“换言之”,“即”,对所述作内容作解释。

  1) A well-written essay should be unified, in other words, everything in it should be related to its main idea. (一篇好的文章应当是一个完整的统一体,换

  句话说,文章里的一切内容都与主题思想有关。)

  2) I soon found the research work I was doing had already done by someone; that is (to say), I was wasting my time. (我很快发现我正在做的研究工作别

  人已经做过了;也就是说,我是在浪费时间。)

  or

  namely

  or 用于对前面某一名词术语意义理解作解释,namely 指前面所述的具体内容作出说明。

  1) It is said that five percent of people suffer from acrophobia, or fear of great heights.

  (据说有百分之五的人患有恐高症、即对高度的恐惧。)

  2) There are three colors in the British flag, namely red, white and blue. (英国国旗有三种颜色,即红色,白色和蓝色。)

  3)We visited two big cities in England, namely, Landon and Manchester. (我们访问了英国的两个大城市,那就是伦敦和曼彻斯特。)