◆I am convinced that
e.g. I am convinced that you cannot study the mind solely by looking at the discipline of psychology. 我坚信，仅仅局限于心理学学科的学习,是不可能让你有能力去研究人类心理的。
e.g. I hold the opinion that money we save now might be worthless in ten years time. 我认为我们现在存的钱过了十年或许变得毫无价值。
e.g. While many people claim that they thrive in high-stress environments, others work best in some place that is relaxing and tranquil. 尽管很多人声称他们在高度紧张的环境下做得不错, 其他人还是在放松和平静的地方工作 得最好。
e.g. Moreover, we should advocate a more frugal lifestyle so as to reduce the growing scale of waste pollution. 此外,我们应该提倡一种更加节俭的生活方式,以减小垃圾污染的增长规模。
e.g. But I personally think a university position is the best, because then you can work on any problem you want. 但我个人认为是最好是在一所大学任职,因为这样你可以做任何你想做的事。
◆in contemporary society
e.g. Social scientists, for their part, can help philosophers determine which Confucian values are most effective in contemporary society. 社会学学者从自身领域出发可以帮助哲学家确定哪些儒家思想对当下社会最为有益。
e.g. Many things in the country are now waiting to be done, but at present they are not able to do the things all at once.
Currently, as we see inflation go down , this trend is appropriate and should be maintained for now. 现在就像我们看到的,通胀降低了,这个趋势是恰当的,当前应当维持。
◆in recent decades
But he said the focus of world attention had necessarily shifted in recent decades, towards China and South Asia. 但他还说道在最近几十年,全球目光的焦点几乎已经转移到中国和南亚了。
◆a large number of [加可数名词复数]
e.g. The Europeans have also saved a large number of institutions and the issue of whether those institutions owed American companies money has not come up. 伯南克对此辩护道,欧洲同样要挽救很多金融机构，压根就不存在这些机构有没有欠美国公司的钱这档子事。
◆a large amount of [加不可数名词]
e.g. Then you have a huge amount of radioactive gases and particles, and if the primary and secondary containment fails, you have a large amount of radioactive gases escaping into the environment. 这会产生大量的放射性气体和颗粒，如果第一层和第二层安全壳都失效的话，大量放射性气体便会泄漏到外界。
◆a host of [加可数名词复数]
e.g. The Tang Dynasty produced a host of great poets, such as Li Bai, Du Fu and Bai Juyi. 唐朝有许多大诗人，如李白、杜甫、白居易等。
◆the bulk of [加可数名词复数或不可数名词]
e.g. The very wealthy pay the most taxes per person, but the bulk of tax revenue comes from those who are not so wealthy.
e.g.The bulk of Indian investments were in Nigeria.印度的大部分投资在尼日利亚。
◆a majority of [加可数名词复数]
e.g. A majority of school kids graduate unable to communicate in languages that they study for 10 or more years. 大多数孩子毕业的时候不能用他们已经学了 10 年或者10几年的语言交流。
◆a minority of [加可数名词复数]
e.g. A minority of shrewd billionaires have succeeded in prospering despite the tumultuous conditions. 有少数精明的亿万富翁得以在动荡的环境中获取成功。
◆an increasing/growing number of +可数名词复数=越来越多的
e.g. These efforts are in response to an increasing number of food safety problems and rising consumer concerns.
e.g. In the 21st century, an ever growing number of parents are taking a little time out of their week to practice yoga.
21 世纪的父母正从忙碌的工作中抽出一小部分时间来锻炼瑜伽,并且这一人数还处在空前 的增长中。
e.g. The contradictions are becoming increasingly acute.
e.g. This region is becoming increasingly important both strategically and economically. 这个地区的战略地位和经济地位变得越来越重要了。