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考试时间 120 分钟 考试日期 2006 年 7 月 日
I. Substitute the underlined parts with appropriate words or phrases (30%):
1. He prized his broken twig above all the rest of his effects, and worked it the hardest.
2. Cooper gravely tells us how a vessel is steered for a particular spot by her skipper.
3. These mislaid people are hunting for a fort.
4. One of his acute Indian experts has lost the trail of a person he is tracking through the forest.
5. Aristotle was warding off one sort of pedantry when he said that no subject should be treated with more precision than the purpose required.
6. The idea by which to test pedantry, then, is fitness --- and fitness not only as regards time and place, but also as regards degree, quality, amount, or kind.
7. The teller of an anecdote who interrupts himself to ascertain whether the event took place on the Tuesday or the Wednesday is a pedant --- unless the day matters for an understanding of the point.
8. To the other, he was a big-mouthed braggart and incompetent who blundered away the lives of more than two hundred men by rushing joyfully into a deadly situation without taking the simplest precautions demanded by military prudence.
9. He had a dash about him and a vivaciousness, to say nothing of his courage.
10. He was…jumped all the way from first lieutenant to brigadier general after having played only minor parts in engagements where he performed in no manner worthy of such recognition.
11. Two years later he was brevetted major general and so became the youngest ever in that rank --- with the single exception of the Marquis de Lafayette during the Revolution.
12. General Custer could fight all right, but there was a great deal of question about his competence as a commander.
13. I should like first to recur to a point that was very well put by our leader, Reginald Fitz Urse: that you are... [continues]
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