课文详注 Further notes on the text
1．buy on instalments，以分期付款的方式购买。
I have bought this house on instalments. 我用分期付款的方式买了这所房子。
2．…and then fourteen pounds a month for three years．……然后每月14镑，3年付清。
语法 Grammar in use
形容词的比较形式有3种：较高比较级(more expensive, the most expensive)；较低比较级(less expensive, the least expensive) ；平级比较级 (as expensive as)。
The green apple is as sweet as the red one. 这个绿苹果同那个红苹果一样甜。
The policeman is as tall as the policewoman. 这个男警察与那个女警察个子一样高。
The white knife is as sharp as the black one. 这把白色的小刀与那把黑色的小刀一样锋利。
I don't know as many people as you do. 我认识的人没有你认识的多。
Robert is not as old as he looks. 罗伯特没有他看上去那么高。
The blue car is not as clean as the red car. 蓝车没有红车干净。
词汇学习 Word study
She can't afford a new coat. 她买不起一件新大衣。
We are not rich enough to afford a car. 我们并不太富有，不能购置汽车。
I feel I can' t afford any more time on this project. 我觉得我不能再在这个项目上花更多的时间。
We can't afford such enormous fees. 我们无法负担如此巨额的费用。
He put down a deposit on the house yesterday. 昨天他付了房子的定金。
You'll have to pay a deposit of ＄60 to reserve the room. 要预定这个房间，你需交付60美金的押金。
We were advised to deposit our valuables in the bank safe. 别人建议我们将自己的贵重物品存放在银行的保险箱里。
I deposited ＄1,500 on a new car. 我付了1,500美金作为购新车的定金。
练习答案 Key to written exercises
1 This book is cheap, but that one is cheaper.
2 This book is expensive, but that one is more expensive.
3 This question is easy, but that one is easier.
4 This question is difficult, but that one is more difficult.
1 Is the policeman as tall as the policewoman?
No, he isn't. The policeman isn't as tall as the policewoman.
2 Is the man as short as the woman?
No, he isn't. The man isn't as short as the woman.
3 Is the boy as old as the girl?
No, he isn't. The boy isn't as old as the girl.
4 Is the red pencil as blunt as the green pencil?
No, it isn' t. The red pencil isn't as blunt as the green pencil.
5 Is the blue car as clean as the red car?
No, it isn't. The blue car isn't as clean as the red car.
6 Is the woman as fat as the man?
No, she isn't. The woman isn't as fat as the man.
1 No, it isn't . It is more expensive.
It's the most expensive radio I've ever seen.
2 No, he isn't. He is more intelligent.
He's the most intelligent person I've ever met.
3 No, it isn't. It is more interesting.
It's the most interesting book I've ever read.
4 No, it isn't. It is less difficult.
It's the least difficult test I've ever done.