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【零起点英语】第195讲:A Great Cartoonist 创造史努比的漫画

原标题:【零起点英语】第195讲:A Great Cartoonist 创造史努比的漫画

At the time of his death in 2000, Charles M. Schulz's work appeared in over 2,300 newspapers. He had published more than 1,400 books and his talent had earned him many awards throughout his 50-year career. What was it that Schulz did to earn him so much recognition around the world? He created the beloved comic strip, "Peanuts".

2000 年查尔斯·舒滋过世时,他的作品已在两千三百多家的报纸刊登过。他曾经出版过一千四百多本书,而且他的才华在他五十岁的生涯中为他赢得了许多奖项。到底是什么使他赢得举世的公认呢?他创造了令人喜爱的连环漫画《花生米》。

Who can forget such characters as Charlie Brown and Snoopy? It was one of the first comic strips with more than two or three characters. Each Peanuts character brought special humor and insight to life. His comic strip dealt with psychology, social commentary and humor. What made it special was that all these issues were dealt with from a child's viewpoint. "There is a market for innocence," said Schulz.

谁能忘怀那些诸如查理·布朗和史努比之类的漫画人物?这个连环漫画是最早有超过两、三个角色的漫画之一。每一位“花生米”中的角色都带来特殊的幽默和对人生的参透。他的漫画探讨心理学、对社会的批判和幽默。最特殊的是,所有的这些问题都是透过儿童的观点来探讨。舒滋说:“纯真是有一片市场的。

1. 再次复习 ''It is + 名词∕代词 + 关系代词引导的定语从句'' 强势句构,请 参看下例:

一般句构:

Peter visits his grandparents once a month.

彼得每个月都会去探视他爷爷奶奶一次。

强势句构:

a. It is Peter who visits his grandparents once a month.

每个月会去探视爷爷奶奶的就是彼得。(强调彼得)

b. It is his grandparents whom Peter visits once a month.

彼得每个月会探视的是他的爷爷奶奶。(强调爷爷奶奶)

2. 特殊疑问代词 who、which 及 what 形成的问句中,该疑问代词也可采上

列强势句构:

a. 平述句:

John studies hard.

约翰很用功读书。

强势句构:

It is John who studies hard.

b. 特殊疑问句:

Who studies hard?

谁很用功?

强势句构:

It is who who studies hard? (×)

疑问代词 关系代词

理由: 应将第一个作疑问代词的 who 置句首形成问句,即:

Who is it who studies hard? (可)

疑问代词 定语从句,修饰句首的 Who

惟关系代词 who 与句首大写的疑问代词 Who 模样相同,因

此 who 宜改为 that (= who) 作关系代词,以求变化,即:

Who is it that studies hard?

用功的是谁?

3. 本课第一段即采疑问词 what(什么)形成的强势句构,本句原为:

It is what which Shulz did to earn him so much recognition around the

疑问代词 关系代词

world? (×,疑问代词 what 应置句首,形成特殊疑问句,即:

What is it which (或 that) Shulz did to earn him so much recognition around

关系代词 which(或 that)引导的定语从句,修饰句首疑问代词

who the world? (○)

致使舒滋赢得举世公认的到底是什么?

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