1. clothes, cloth, clothing 

clothes统指各种衣服,谓语动词永远是复数, cloth指布,为不可数名词 clothing 服装的总称,指一件衣服用a piece of, an article of 

2. amount, number 

amount后接不可数名词, number后接可数名词   a number of students 

3. sound, voice, noise 

sound自然界各式各样的声响,voice人的嗓音,noise噪音I hate the loud noise outside. 

4. cause, reason 

cause 指形成某一现实或现象的直接原因,后接of sth./doing sth,reason用来解说某种现象或成果的理由,后接for sth./doing sth. the reason for being late 

5. exercise, exercises, practice 

exercise运动,训练(不可数),exercises操练(可数),practice(重复做的)操练 Practice makes perfect. 

6. officer, official 

officer部队的军官,official政府官员 an army officer 

7. work, job 

二者均指作业。work不可数,job可数 a good job 

8. cook, cooker 

cook厨师,cooker厨具 He is a good cook. 

9. problem, question 

problem常和困难连系,前面的动词常为think about, solve, raise,question常和疑问连系,多和ask, answer连用 

10. a number of, the number of 

a number of许多,谓语动词用复数。the number of…的数目,谓语动词用奇数。The number of students is increasing. 

11. chick, chicken 

二者均可指小鸡,chicken还能够当鸡肉 The chicken is delicious. 

12. trip, journey, travel, voyage 

travel是最常用的,trip指短期的旅途,journey指稍长的旅途,voyage指海上飞行 a three-day trip 

13. in front of, in the front of 

in front of规模外的前面,in the front of规模内的前面 In the front of the room sits a boy. 

14. three of us, the three of us 

three of us咱们(不止三个)中的三个,the three of us咱们三个(就三个人)The three of us---Tom, Jack and I went to the cinema. 

15. by bus, on the bus 

by bus表手法,方法,不必冠词,on the bus表规模 They went there by bus. 

16. for a moment, for the moment 

for a moment 顷刻,一瞬间,for the moment暂时,一时 Thinking for a moment, he agreed. 

17. in a word, in words 

in a word总归,一句话, in words口头上 In a word, you are right. 

18. in place of, in the place of 

in place of替代,in the place of在…当地 A new building is built in the place of the old one. 

19. go to sea, by sea, by the sea 

go to sea当船员,启航,by sea搭船,由海路, by the sea在海滨 go by sea 

20. the doctor and teacher, the doctor and the teacher 

the doctor and teacher指一个人,既是医师又是教师,the doctor and the teacher两个人,一个医师和一个教师 the doctor and teacher is 

21. in office, in the office 

in office在职的,in the office在办公室里 He is in office, not out of office. 

22. in charge of, in the charge of 

in charge of办理,担任照顾, in the charge of由……照顾 He is in charge of the matter. The matter is in the charge of her. 

23. out of question, out of the question 

out of question毫无疑问的,out of the question不可能的 

24. a second, the second 

a second又一,再一,the second第…… He won the second prize. 

25. by day, by the day 

by day白日,by the day按天核算 The workers are paid by the day. 

26. it, one 

it同一物体,one同类不同一 I lost my pen. I have to buy a new one. 

27. none, nothing, no one 

none着重有多少,nothing, no one着重有没有,nothing指物,no one指人 --- How many…/How much…? --- None. 

28. other, another 

other后接名词复数,another后接名词奇数 other students, another student 

29. not a little, not a bit 

not a little十分,not a bit一点也不 I'm not a bit tired. 我一点儿也不累。 

30. many, much, a lot of 

many和可数名词连用,much和不可数名词连用,a lot of可数,不可数均可,但不必于否定句 I haven't many books. 

31. no, not 

no=not a/any no friend=not a/any friend no water=not any water 

32. no more than, not more than 

no more than相当于only,只是,只要,not more than 至多,不超越 

33. tall, high 

tall常指人或动物,high常指物体 He is tall. 

34. fast, quickly 

fast偏重于指人或物体具有运动速度快的特色,quickly偏重指某事完结或发作的快 run fast, answer the question quickly 

35. high, highly 

high详细的高,highly笼统的高,高度的 think highly of 

36. sleeping, asleep, sleepy 

sleeping正在睡觉,asleep睡着,熟睡,只能做表语,sleepy困的,有睡意的 a sleeping baby The baby is asleep. I'm sleepy. 

37. respectful, respectable 

respectful敬重,有礼貌,respectable可敬的,值得敬重的 be respectful to the aged 

38. pleasant, pleased, pleasing 

pleasant常用作定语,pleased, pleasing常用作表语,pleased主语常为人,pleasing主语常为物 a pleasant trip The trip is pleasing. 

39. close, closely 

close挨近,接近,closely紧紧地,严密地 closely connected, stand close 

40. ill, sick 

ill做表语,sick定,表均可 a sick boy 

41. good, well


good形容词,well副词,但指身体状况是形容词 He is well again. 

42. hard, hardly 

hard尽力,hardly几乎不 work hard I can hardly believe it. 

43. late, lately 

late迟,晚,lately最近,近来 I haven't seen him lately. 

44. living, alive, live, lively 

living, alive, live均为活着的,living定表均可,alive定表均可,定语后置,live只能做定语,lively意为活波的 all the living people=all the people alive 

45. excited, exciting 

excited使人振奋的,exciting令人振奋的 I'm excited. The news is exciting. 

46. deep, deeply 

deep详细的深,deeply笼统的深,深深地 deeply moved, dig deep 

47. before long, long before 

before long不久以后,long before很久以前 not long before = before long 

48. instead, instead of 

instead是副词,放在句首或句末,instead of是介词短语,放在句中He didn't see a film. Instead he watched TV. He watched TV instead of seeing a film. 

49. too much, much too 

too much 后接不可数名词,much too后接形容词 much too heavy 

50. raise, rise 

raise及物动词,rise不及物动词 The sun rises in the east. 

51. bring, take, carry, fetch 

bring拿来,take带走,carry随身携带,fetch去回这一往复动作 fetch a box of chalk 

52. spend, take, pay, cost 

spend人做主语,花钱,花时刻; spend…on sth./in doing sth; take物做主语,花时刻; pay人做主语,花钱,pay for; cost物做主语,花钱 

53. join, join in, take part in 

join参与某个安排,并成为其间的一员;join in参与小型的活动, join sb. in;take part in 参与大型的活动 He joined the army five years ago. 

54. leave, leave for 

leave脱离,leave for前往 He left Beijing for Shanghai. 

55. used to, be used to 

used to曩昔常常,be used to习惯于,后接sth./doing sth.;被用来,后接 do sth. He is used to getting up early. 

56. win, lose, beat 

win后接sth.,反义词为lose, beat后接sb. win the game, beat them 

57. live on, live by 

live on以…为主食,live by靠…营生 live on fish/ live by fishing 

58. lose, miss 

lose失掉(详细的物体),错失 sth. is lost, lose the chance;miss 牵挂,错失sth. is missing, miss the chance 

59. be tired of, be tired with/from 

be tired of厌烦…,be tired with/from由于…而累了 be tired with/from running 800 meters 

60. care about, care for 

care about关怀,计较,在乎,一般多用于否定句中;care for关怀,照顾,喜爱,乐意 He doesn't care about his clothes. I don't care for movies. 

61. feed, raise 

feed喂食,养活,养殖 (to give food to), raise养殖,哺育 (cause to grow, bring up children) raise the family 

62. mean to do, mean doing 

mean to do计划,想要做某事,mean doing意思是,意味着 By this I mean giving the students more practice. 

63. a girl, one girl

a girl可泛指一切女孩, one girl一个女孩 Can one girl carry such a big box?

64. in place of, in the place of

in place of替代,in the place of在…当地 A new building is built in the place of the old one.

65. in secret, in the secret

in secret隐秘地,暗自地,偷偷地,一般用作状语;in the secret知道底细,知道隐秘,一般用作表语 My mother was in the secret from the beginning.

66. take a chair, take the chair

take a chair相当于sit down坐下,take the chair开端开会

67. die from, die of 

die from表明死于(枪)伤,衰弱,过度劳累,饮食过度等,die of表明死于疾病,饥饿,冰冷,年迈,忧虑,失恋等精力要素 die of hunger and cold 

68. pay for, pay back, pay off 

pay for为…付钱,pay back还钱,但不必定还清,pay off还清 pay for the book, pay off the debt 

69. arrive, get, reach 

arrive不及物动词,后接in (大地址),at(小地址),get不及物动词后接to,reach及物动词 arrive in Beijing, get to Beijing, reach Beijing 

70. manage, try 

manage to do设法做成了某事,try to do尽力去做某事但不必定成功 He tried to pass the exam, but he failed. 

71. be familiar to, be familiar with 

be familiar to某物对或人来说是了解的,be familiar with或人了解某物 The book is familiar to me. I'm familiar with the book. 

72. agree with, agree to, agree on 

agree with赞同或人,agree to赞同某事,agree on在…上达到一致意见,主语是复数 agree with you, agree to the plan 

73. receive, accept 

receive收到某一东西,但不必定承受,accept承受 I received a gift, but I didn't accept it. 

74. wear, put on, dress 

wear和dress表状况,wear接衣服等,可用进行时,dress接人,be dressed in, put on表动作 It's cold outside. Put on your warm clothes. 

75. listen, hear 

listen着重动作,hear着重成果 I listened, but I heard nothing. 

76. look, see, watch 

look看的动作,see看的成果,watch着重所看物体的改变、移动和开展watch TV 

77. lie, lay 

lie躺,坐落(lay, lain),扯谎(lied, lied),lay平放(laid, laid) lay the book 

78. hurt, injure, wound 

hurt感情上受伤,injure事端中受伤,wound战役中受伤 He was wounded in the war. 

79. turn, get, grow 

turn表骤变,后常接表色彩的词,get着重变的成果,grow着重进程,逐步的改变 turn yellow, get tired, grow big 

80. happen, take place 

happen偶然性的没有预料到的工作的发作,take place必定性的发作 Great changes have taken place in my hometown. 

81. at, in (表地址) 

at小地址,in大地址 arrive at a small village, arrive in Shanghai 

82. increase to, increase by 

increase to增长到…,increase by增长了… The number increased by 2,000 to 5,000. 

83. since, for (完结时刻状语) 

since接点时刻或一句话,for接一段时刻 for three years, since 3:00 

84. on earth, on the earth, in the earth 

on earth在世上,在人世,终究,终究,一点也不,on the earth在地上,在地球上,in the earth在地下,在泥土里 no use on earth 

85. in surprise, to one's surprise

in surprise惊讶地,to one's surprise使或人吃惊的是,

86. in the air, on the air, in the sky 

in the air正在酝酿中,on the air播送,播送,in the sky在天空中 His show is on the air at 6:00 tonight. 

87. through, across 

through穿越空间,across在…上穿过 through the forest, across the desert

88. on the way, in the way 

on the way在前往…的路上,in the way挡道 The chair is in the way. 

89. above, on, over 

above在上面,不触摸,on在上面,触摸,over在正上方 fly over the hill 

90. until, not…until 

until到…停止, not…until直到…才(常跟点动词连用)I waited until 3:00. He didn't come until 3:00. 

91. besides, except, except for 

besides除了…还(包含在内)except除了(不包含在内),except for全体…除了某一点以外 The composition is good except for a few spelling mistakes. 

92. whether, if 

当是否解时,只要在宾语从句中二者能够交换,其他都用whether,当假如解时用if I don't know if/whether he will come. If he comes, I'll let you know. 

93. because, since, as, for 

原来由强到弱为:because, since/as, for. 在句中的方位如下:1)…because… 2) Since/as…, … 3) …, for… Since I was ill, I didn't go. 

94. when, as, while (表时刻) 

when从句动词点动词,持续性动词均可,as重在表明动作同时发作,随同进行,while从句动词为持续性动词 While I slept, a thief broke in. 

95. the same…as, the same…that 

the same…as和…相同的(类似但不同一), the same…that 同一物体 This is the same pen that I used yesterday. (同一支笔) 

96. as well, as well as 

as well也,常放于句末,和and连用表明既…又;as well as并排连词,不光…并且… He is a professor, and a writer as well. 

97. such…as, such…that 

such…as像…样的,such…that如此…以至于 He is not such a fool as he looks like. He is such a good student that all the teachers like him. 

99. because, because of 

because连词,衔接两句话,because of介词短语,后接词或短语 He didn't go to school because of his illness. 

100. in order that, in order to 

表意图,in order that后接语句,in order to后接动词原形 I got up early in order to catch the first bus. I got up early so that I could catch the first bus.