【阅读】托福长难句每日一练(四)
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The same thing happens to this day, though on a smaller scale, wherever a sediment-laden river or stream emerges from a mountain valley onto relatively flat land, dropping its load as the current slows: the water usually spreads out fanwise, depositing the sediment in the form of a smooth, fan-shaped slope.   托福阅读长难句类型:复杂修饰+插入成分   本句的主句结构很简单 the same thing happens,但是作者为了说明是什么同样的事情发生而大费周章,though on a smaller scale 做插入成分,说明现在是在更小的规模上发生同样的事情,如果跳过这段插入成分,主句和从句连在一起读就是 The same thing happens to this day, wherever a sediment-laden river or stream emerges from a mountain valley onto relatively flat land. 到此处句子并不难理解,但是作者用动名词构成的短语 dropping its load as the current slows 来修饰从句,表示伴随发生的动作。并在状语结束的时候用冒号,引出了一个句子来解释从句。   译文:   现代也有冰水沉积,尽管规模相对较小。凡是有携带泥沙的河流或者溪流从山谷流至相对平坦的地面时,砂石就随着水流速度的减慢逐渐沉淀;水流通常呈扇形扩散,它们所携带的砂石也会沉淀为光滑的扇形斜坡。   托福阅读长难句意群训练   The same thing happens to this day, though on a smaller scale, wherever a sediment-laden river or stream emerges from a mountain valley onto relatively flat land, dropping its load as the current slows: the water usually spreads out fanwise, depositing the sediment in the form of a smooth, fan-shaped slope.


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