Finally, I’d like to thank everyone for coming this evening.
First and foremost
First and foremost, I want to thank our sponsors
First, I grabbed a spoon.
Second, I ate the cereal.
In the first place
In the second place
In the first place, it’s none of your business, and in the second place, you would tell everyone else.
Last but not least
Last but not least, user-adaptive systems always need a layered evaluation that differentiates, at least, problems concerning content adaptation and interface adaptation.
Moving on, let’s discuss the budget cuts.
On one hand, …
On the one hand I’d like a job that pays more, but on the other hand I enjoy the work I’m doing at the moment.
Second of all
Second of all, I’d like to thank you all for coming.
To begin/ start with
The hotel was awful! To begin with, our room was far too small.
在 … 之後
Three months after they moved out, the house was still empty.
as soon as
一 … 就 …
We’ll come as soon as we can.
在 … 之前
Before he could reach the door, she quickly closed it.
In due course
We will consider the proposal and respond in due course.
Meanwhile, region is also a rough guide for understanding the ethnic distribution of the country.
從 … 起
I’ve been very busy since I came back from holiday.
Two children answered the teacher’s question simultaneously.
So far we’ve made £32,000.
She subsequently returned to Spain and lived the last years of her life there.
到 … 時
I was up until three o’clock trying to get it finished!
While I was in Italy I went to see Alessandro.
We kissed and hugged each other.
…as well as…
As well as writing the script, he directed the film.
Both … and … .
… 和 …
Both men and women have complained about the advertisement.
not only … but also
不僅 … 而且
If this project fails, it will affect not only our department, but also the whole organization.
Either, … or … .
Either you leave now or I call the police!
neither … nor
既不是 … 也不是 …
They speak neither Cantonese nor Putonghua, but a strange mixture of the two.
You can pay now or when you come back to pick up the paint.
Someone has to tell her, whether it’s you or me.
She walked home by herself, although she knew that it was dangerous.
She’s very hard-working but not very imaginative.
English, by contrast, is a language in which argument omission is not permitted.
Even though he left school at 16, he still managed to become prime minister.
However hungry I am, I never seem to be able to finish off a whole pizza.
nevertheless/ nonetheless/ however
Nevertheless, teaching team building and communication skills requires an opportunity to practice these skills in vivo in the educational setting.
Notwithstanding some members’ objections, I think we must go ahead with the plan.
On the contrary
On the contrary, I nearly fell asleep half way through it!
Unlike you, I’m not a great dancer.
He must be about 60, whereas his wife looks about 30.
While I accept that he’s not perfect in many respects, I do actually like the man.
He’s overweight and bald, yet somehow, he’s attractive.
Not all businesses are legitimate. Equally, not all customers are honest.
in comparison with
He’s a well-behaved child in comparison with his brother.
Just water these plants twice a week, and likewise the ones in the bedroom.
Similarly, the price of oats only increased substantially after 1907.
|as/ because/ since||因爲||We can’t go to Julia’s party because we’re going away that weekend.|
|Consequently||因此||All the shops were closed, and consequently we couldn’t buy any food.|
|due to||由於||Regrettably, the service has been dropped due to lack of funding.|
|hence||因此||Peter’s leaving at the end of this week – hence his anxiety to get his work finished.|
|so||所以||My knee started hurting so I stopped running.|
|thus/ therefore||因此||We were unable to get funding and therefore had to abandon the project.|
|as long as||只要 …||You can have a dog as long as you promise to take care of it.|
|only if||只有 …才||I will do it for you only if you ask me nicely.|
|unless||除非 …||You can’t get a job unless you have experience|
|Apart from||除了||Apart from you and me, I don’t think there was anyone there under 30.|
|Besides||此外、除…之外||His real love, besides his guitar playing, is ultimately songwriting.|
|Furthermore||而且、此外、再者||The house is beautiful. Furthermore, it’s in a great location.|
|In addition||此外||In addition to being a politician, he still works as a lawyer.|
|Moreover||此外、而且||It was a good car and, moreover, the price was quite reasonable.|
|On top of that||除此之外||We missed our flight, and on top of that we had to wait seven hours for the next one.|
|To add on||加上||She always arrives on time; furthermore. To add on, her work is always excellent.|
|Apparently||顯然地||Apparently he’s had enough of England and is going back to Australia.|
|In fact||事實上||In fact, it’s going to rain today.|
|Obviously||明顯地||Obviously, the school cannot function without teachers.|
|Undeniably||無可否認||Undeniably, stress has contributed to her health problems.|
|Undoubtedly||無疑地||Undoubtedly, they have been aimed at a relatively wide, popular market.|
|… is/are a case in point||…是一個例子||Supermarkets often charge too much for goods. Bananas are a case in point.|
|For example||例如||You can use any two colors — for example, red and yellow|
|For instance||例如||There are a number of improvements; for instance, both mouse buttons can now be used.|
|like||就如||She looks best in bright colours, like red and pink.|
|namely||也就是||She learned an important lesson from failing that exam, namely that nothing is ever certain.|
|Such as||諸如||She can’t eat dairy products, such as milk and cheese.|
|To cite an example/ instance||舉個例子||To cite an example, Vitamin C is found in oranges and other citrus fruit.|
|All in all||總括來説||All in all, I think you’ve done very well.|
|In short||總之||In short, they want the same perks as civil servants.|
|In summary||作歸納||In summary, it is my opinion that this complete treatment process was very successful.|
|On the whole||整體而言||On the whole, people miss the opportunity to enjoy leisure|
|To conclude||作總結||To conclude, the setting sun made the sky orange.|
|To sum up||總而言之||To sum up, Newton reasoned that there must be a force such as gravity, when an apple fell on his head.|