(1)(1) give ear to the criticisms of the masses.
(2) You should give an ear to the complaints of the examinees.
2) (1) I would give my ears for a glimpse of it.
3) (1) have an ear for music
(2) listen with strained ears
(3) Walls have ears
E2. Easliy, easy, with ease
1) (1) He figrued out the sum with ease (easily).
(2) If you press the button, it will open easily.
2) (1) I found it easily.
(2) I found it easy.
3) Take it easy. Go easy, Stand easy!
1) able-bodied; apple-faced; bare-footed; bare-handed; big-thighed; big-bellied; broad-eyed; broad-fronted; cool-hearted; cross-armed; honey-mouthed; ill-favoured; long-tongued; near-sighted; regular-featured; rosy-cheeked; slim-wasted
2) absent-minded; cold-blooded; cold-hearted; feeble-minded; good-humoured; high-spirited; hot-brained; hot-livered; ill-mannered; ill-tempered; ill-natured; large-hearted; low-spirited; pure-hearted; strong-willed; whole-hearted
3) double-seated; gold-lettered; larger-sized; two-windowed; three-forked
E4.effecitve, effectual, efficacious
1) (1) They promised to take effective measures to solve the problem.
(2) the effective range of a weapon; effective forces; the number of effective members
2) an effectual remedy; an effectual measure
3) a medicine efficacious against fever
E5. Engage in, be engaged in
1) (1) Owing to the high cost of living more English women engage in industry than in the past.
2) (1) The task on which he is engaged is not an easy one.
(2) His family has engaged in farming for generations.
E6. Enough, sufficient
1) (1) Jack has acquired sufficient proficiency to read Chinese literary works.
(2) Have you had sufficient? –I’ve had quite sufficient.
2) (1) We haven’t enough time to do the work.
(2) I am not scholar enough to name this plant.
3) (1) I don’t know him well enough to ask him for help.
(2) He was kind enough to help us.
4) (1) We have had enough of this subject.
1) (1) Nothing ever happened here.
(2) If you ever go there, bring my best regards to the Smiths.
2) (1) He worked as hard as ever, when he got a headache.
(2) It has ever been so, and ever will be so.
3) (1) It’s the nicest thing ever.
(2) Be as quick as ever you can.
4) (1) Why ever didn’t you say so?
5) (1) He has been as good a boy as ever was.
1) (1) I got to the doctor’s every other day.
(2) Write your answer every other line.
(3) He would do every other service in his power.
1) (1) I have written all my letters but one.
(2) I looked everywhere except in the bedroom.’
2) (1) I know nothing except that Xiao Lin was there.
(2) Nothing remains for us to do, except to sort up the letters.
E10. Except for, except that
1) (1) Your composition is good except for a few spelling mistakes.
(2) The suit is suite satisfactory except that the sleeves are a little too long.
2) (1) Except for its temples, Mount Hua is not worth seeing.
(2) But for its temples, Mount Hua would not be worth seeing.
3) (1) The street were deserted except fot the policemen on duty.
(2) There was no one in the streets except the policemen on duty.