中国人英语表达常见错误-3

Chinese style: My borther has been busy in preparing for his final examination.
American style: My brother has been busy preparing for his final examination.
Chinese style: As the citizens of Hong Kong, we are necessary to help the police in their fight against crime.
American style: As the citizens of Hong Kong, it is necessary for us to help the police in their fight against crime.
Chinese style: The children were very dangerous as the knife-wielding madman was running amok in the kindergarten.
American style: The children were in great danger as the knife-wielding madman was running amok in the kindergarten.
Chinese style: Mr. Teow arrived at the office lately this morning.
American style: Mr. Teow arrived at the office late this morning.
Chinese style: Joseph did not go to the concert last week, I did not go too.
American style: Joseph did not go to the concert last week, I did not go either.
Chinese style: We have been waiting for half an hour. She has still not come.
American style: We have been waiting for half an hour. She has not come yet.
Chinese style: The hinges of the door had rusted. We had to push hardly to open it.
American style: The hinges of the door had rusted. We had to push hard to open it.
Chinese style: The sea was very rough that the ferry service had to be suspended.
American style: The sea was so rough that the ferry service had to be suspended.
Chinese style: It is unkind of him to ask a little child to do such many things in a day.
American style: It is unkind of him to ask a little child to do so many things in a day.
Chinese style: The three women quarrelled for more than an hour angrily outside the boutique.
American style: The three women quarrelled angrily for more than an hour outside the boutique.
Chinese style: You should describe what has happened detailly.
American style: You should describe what has happened in detail.
Chinese style: I received a letter from my sister two days before.
American style: I received a letter from my sister two days ago.
Chinese style: The driver, as well as four passengers, were injured in the head-on collision.
American style: The driver, as well as four passengers, was injured in the head-on collision.
Chinese style: More than one convict were sentenced to death.
American style: More than one convict was sentenced to death.
Chinese style: One of my students have sent me a birthday card.
American style: One of my students has sent me a birthday card.
Chinese style: Sophie is one of the most intelligent students that has ever existed in our school.
American style: Sophie is one of the most intelligent students that have ever existed in our school.
Chinese style: Reading detective stories are my favorite passtime.
American style: Reading detective stories is my favorite passtime.
Chinese style: “ Snow White and the seven Dwarfs “ are a very popular fairy tale.
American style: “ Snow White and the seven Dwarfs “ is a very popular fairy tale.
Chinese style: Five hundred miles are a long distance.
American style: Five hundred miles is a long distance.
Chinese style: Either you or he are the one who stole the watch.
American style: Either you or he is the one who stole the watch.
Chinese style: The quality of these products is more superior than that of the others.
American style: The quality of these products is superior to that of the others.
Chinese style: The living standard in Japan is higher than Korea.
American style: The living standard in Japan is higher than that in Korea.
Chinese style: My younger brother is taller than me.
American style: My younger brother is taller than I.
Chinese style: Which of the two girls is the most intelligent.
American style: Which of the two girls is more intelligent.
Chinese style: The patient felt much better in the morning than afternoon.
American style: The patient felt much better in the morning than in the afternoon.
Chinese style: What we need is the most perfect plan.
American style: What we need is a most perfect plan.
Chinese style: Which of these two shirts do you prefer more.
American style: Which of these two shirts do you prefer.
Chinese style: No sooner had I arrived home when it began to rain.
American style: No sooner had I arrived home than it began to rain.
Chinese style: Mike found it more easier to work out a mathematical problem than to write a poem.
American style: Mkie found it easier to work out a mathematical problem than to write a poem.
Chinese style: Charles loves Angel more than Simpson.
American style: Charles loves Angel more than Simpson does.
Chinese style: I saw where my mistakes lay and how to make up for them.
American style: I saw where my mistakes lay and how I could make up for them.
 
Chinese style: My archrival, Frankie, he scored very high marks in the last test..
American style: Frankie, my archrival, scored very high marks in the last test.
Chinese style: I felt very difficult to deal with this physics problem.
American style: I found it very difficult to deal with this physics problem.
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