第三节 其他有关 as / than 的重要用法
3) not so much + | 介词词组 | + as +
Success lies not so much in luck as in hard work. 介词词组
= Success lies more in hard work than (in) luck.
Our success was attributed not so much to your help as to our cooperation.
= Our success was attributed more to our cooperation than to your help.
The purpose of a school education is not so much to teach you things as
to teach you the art of learning.
= The purpose of a school education is to teach you the art of learning more than to just teach you things.
4) not so much + 动词 + as +动词
The oceans do not so much divide the world as unite it.动词
= The oceans do not divide the world so much as unite it.
= The oceans unite the world more than they divide it.
b. not so much as... 甚至都不……
= not even...
cannot so much as + 原形动词
do not so much as + 原形动词
have not so much as + 过去分词
He cannot so much as write his own name.
= He cannot even write his own name.
He did not so much as thank me.
= He did not even thank me.
He has not so much as written a single word yet.
= He has not even written a single word yet.
介词 without 之后亦可采用类似词组，即：
without so much as + V-ing
= without even + V-ing
He left without so much as saying
= He left without even saying goodbye.
9. the + 比较级..., the +比较级...
The older he grew, the weaker his memory
(1)为副词子句。此处的 The 是副词连接词，引导副词子句，The 不具任何意义，故不必译出，但 The 亦兼副词，修饰其后的比较级形容词 older。
(2)为主要子句。此处的 the 则是副词，亦不