Read the following passage and talk about it with your classmates. Try to tell what you think of Tom and of the way the children treated him.
在这个句子中，the way是先行词，后面是省略了关系副词that或in which的定语从句。
1. the way之后，引导定语从句的关系词是that而不是how,因此，<<现代英语惯用法词典>>中所给出的下面两个句子是错误的：This is the way how it happened. This is the way how he always treats me.
2. 在正式语体中，that可被in which所代替；在非正式语体中，that则往往省略。由此我们得到the way后接定语从句时的三种模式：1) the way +that-从句 2) the way +in which-从句 3) the way +从句
例如：The way(in which ,that) these comrades look at problems is wrong.这些同志看问题的方法不对。
The way(that ,in which)you’re doing it is completely crazy.你这么个干法，简直发疯。
We admired him for the way in which he faces difficulties.
Wallace and Darwin greed on the way in which different forms of life had begun.华莱士和达尔文对不同类型的生物是如何起源的持相同的观点。
This is the way (that) he did it.
I liked the way (that) she organized the meeting.
3. the way(that)有时可以与how(作“如何”解)通用。例如：
That’s the way (that) she spoke. = That’s how she spoke.
I should like to know the way/how you learned to master the fundamental technique within so short a time.
4. the way的其它用法：以上我们讲的都是用作先行词的the way，下面我们将叙述它的一些用法。
I like it the way it is.
Even today, political maps reflect the world the way we want it to look.
Kings played maps the way we play board games.君主们玩地图就象我们玩棋子一样。
I always thought she was a common-sense person who discussed things the way they ought to be discussed.我一向认为好是个明达的人，讨论问题总是该怎样讨论就怎样讨论。
The way I look at it, it’s not what you do that matter so much.依我看，重要的并不是你做什么。
No wonder that girl despises me, the way you encourage her.难怪那位姑娘看不起我，原来是你在作怪。
It’s a sin the way he keeps on doing it.他不停这样做，实在是一种罪过。(=It’s a sin that he keeps…)
It was pitiful the way he kept complaining to his wife.他不停地向妻子诉苦，真够可怜的。
No one except you, not even the children, can understand the way I miss Dave.除了你以外，没有人会明白我多么思念大卫，甚至连孩子们也不会明白。
There was a high rock at the far end so that there was only one way into this place the way by which we had come.那一头有一块高大的岩石、所以只有一条路能走进这块地方，那就是我们进来的那条路。
I can never hear the lovely noise of the sea never again see the beautiful flowers and the sun! Tell me, grandmother, is there any way by which I can get a soul?我再也听不到大海可爱的涛声，再也看不见美丽的花朵和太阳!告诉我，祖母，有什么办法让我得到一个灵魂呢？
“One red rose is all I want,” cried the nightingale,“ only one red rose! Is there no way by which I can get it?”“我只要一朵红蔷薇，”夜莺叫道，“只是一朵红蔷薇!我就没有办法可以得到它吗？”
the way后面的定语从句，关系词若在从句中作状语，相当于“用这种方式 / 方法(=in this way)”时，通常不用关系词，偶尔用that，在较正式的文体里才用in which来引导。如：
Do it the way you were taught. 要照教你的那样做。
I was impressed by the way in which she did it. 她干成这件事的方式给我留下了深刻的印象。
注意：way 后不能用 how 引导定语从句，但也可以不用 way，而直接用 how 引导的名词性从句来表达这类意思。如：
That’s the way he did it.= That’s how he did it. 他就是这样做的。
Was that the way she went? 她是往那个方向走的吗？
（1）the way +从句
I don’t like the way he looks at me.
（2）the way +that +从句
I don’t like the way that he looks at me.
（3）the way +in which +从句
I don’t like the way in which he looks at me.
(1) 方法;手段(a way of ; a way to do )
Freezing isn’t a bad way of preserving food.
Another way of making new friends is to go to an evening class.
I worked myself into frenzy plotting ways to make him jealous.
I can’t think of a worse way to spend my time.
There just might be a way… 或许会有个什么办法。
‘All right, Mrs Bates,’ she said. ‘We’ll do it your way.’
She smiled in a friendly way.
He had a strange way of talking.
I also used to love the smooth way in which the foreigner operated.
(3) 形式(in a …way)
Computerized reservation systems help airline profits in several ways.
She was afraid in a way that was quite new to her.
To be female is not a disability; it is just a particular way of being human.
(4) (某个)方面;(某)点(in some ways /in many ways/ in every way)
In some ways, the official opening is a formality.
She described her lover as ‘perfect in every way’.
He denounces people who urge him to alter his ways.
I think you’ve been too long in Cornwall. You’ve forgotten the ways of the city.
He said he was against returning to old authoritarian ways.
She is now divorced and, in her usual resourceful way, has started her own business.
Direct confrontation was not his way.
I suppose that’s one way of looking at it.
With most of Dylan’s lyrics, however, there are other ways of interpreting the words.
Sometimes, the bank manager just doesn’t see it your way.
There is no indication which way the vote could go.
The judge could have decided either way.
I’m terribly sorry — I had no idea you felt that way.
I hate the way he manipulates people.
You may remember the way each scene ended with someone looking pensive or significant.
(11) 行进;前进;进程(push your way /work your way/ eat your way, )
She thrust her way into the crowd.
He thought we were trying to buy our way into his company.
Start at the bottom and try to work your way up.
Does anybody know the way to the bathroom?.
I’m afraid I can’t remember the way.
We’re not even a third of the way there.
We’ll go out the back way.
As he strode into the kitchen, he passed Pop coming the other way.
They paused at the top of the stairs, doubtful as to which way to go next.
Could you look this way? 请往这边看好吗？
It’s not very far out of his way.
She would say she was going my way and offer me a lift.
The men lost their way in a sandstorm and crossed the border by mistake.
They’ve changed a lot of the old street names, and people can’t find their way anymore.
It wasn’t until we each went our separate ways that I began to learn how to do things for myself… 直到大家各奔东西，我才开始学着自力更生。
You go your way and I’ll go mine.
Take advantage of the opportunities coming your way in a couple of months.
If I run into anything that might interest you, I’ll send it your way.
‘You’re standing in the way,’ she said. ‘Would you mind moving aside’.
Get out of my way! 滚开！
Silvertown Way, was that the road?
the well-trodden 250-mile Pennine Way.
If you speak standard English anywhere round our way, people tend to view you with suspicion. 如果你在我们这里说标准英语，大家就会对你产生怀疑。
somebody from Newcastle way.
(21) 位置;摆放(the right way up / the other way around)
The flag was held the wrong way up by some spectators.
It’s important to fit it the right way round.
Way down in the valley to the west is the town of Freiburg.
These exam results are way above average.
I have to decide my plan way in advance.
The region was split three ways, between Greece, Serbia and Bulgaria.
Splitting the price six ways had still cost them each a bundle.
(24) 路程;距离(a long way /a little way/quite a way)
Some of them live in places quite a long way from here.
A little way further down the lane we passed the driveway to a house.
We’ve a fair way to go yet.
(25) (时间的)距离(a long way /a little way/quite a way)
Success is still a long way off.
August is still an awfully long way away.
(26) (表示动作完成的程度)全部/多半/一半(all the way ,most of the way and half the way)
He had unscrewed the caps most of the way.
When was the last time you listened to an album all the way through?
(27) 在街对面(across the way)
the big gabled house across the way.
(28) (强调距离)一路(all the way)
He had to walk all the way home.
That dress came all the way from New York.
(29) 自始至终;一直(all the way)
Having started a revolution we must go all the way.
I’ll support him all the way.
(30) 事情就是这样(as is the way)
As is the way with these gatherings, the declarations were largely drafted before the delegations arrived.
(31) 病得很重;很不健康(in a bad way)
He’s in a bad way, but able to talk.
(32) 大规模地；大肆地(in a big way)
The man who took over a few weeks later has also helped further her career in a big way.
Soccer in the States has never taken off in a big way.
(33) 二者不能兼得(can’t have it both ways)
Countries cannot have it both ways: the cost of a cleaner environment may sometimes be fewer jobs in dirty industries.
Make up your mind, you can’t have it both ways.
(34) 顺便地;附带说一句(by the way)
The name Latifah, by the way, means ‘delicate’.
By the way, how did your seminar go?
(35) 作为…；以求…(by way of/ by way of an introduction)
By way of contrast, Manchester United will travel slightly more than 1,200 miles.
‘I get very superstitious about things like that,’ she said by way of explanation.
(36) 采用…方法；通过(by way of )
I teach psychology by way of a range of traditional lectures, practicals and tutorials.
(37) 经由；取道(by way of )
The path goes under the river by way of the tunnel.
(38) (彻底地)改变(changes their ways or mends their ways)
What can be done to encourage convicted offenders to change their ways?
(39) 排除障碍;扫清道路(clear the way ,open the way, or prepare the way for)
The talks are meant to clear the way for formal negotiations on a new constitution.
The decision could open the way for other children to sue their parents.
(40) (采取)最容易的办法，最省事的做法(以回避困难或尴尬处境)( the easy way out)
As soon as things got difficult he took the easy way out
It is the easy way out to blame others for our failure.
(41) (两种情况中)不论发生哪一种情况(either way)
The sea may rise or the land may fall; either way the sand dunes will be gone in a short time.
(42) 出路;未来发展之路(the way forward)
people who genuinely believe that anarchy is the way forward.
Young players have got to be the way forward for every club.
(43) 想怎样就怎样;随心所欲(get one’s way/ have one’s own way)
She is very good at using her charm to get her way.
(44) 被…替代(give way to )
First he had been numb. Then the numbness gave way to anger.
The last houses give way to soybean fields.
(45) 断裂; 倒塌(give way)
The hook in the ceiling had given way and the lamp had fallen blazing on to the table.
(46) 向…让步;向…妥协(give way to )
It seems the President has given way to pressure from the hardliners
He finally gave way to an impulse and pulled her toward him.
(47) 让路;让其他人(或车辆)先行(give way)
Give way to traffic coming from the left.
(48) 有…习惯(have a way of )
Bosses have a way of always finding out about such things.
(49) 善于与(某人或某事物)打交道(have a way with)
Constance doesn’t have a way with words like you do
He seems to have had a way with foreigners.
(50) 随你的便(have it your way or have it your own way)
All right then, have it your way. Be like that.
(51) 决不;一点也不(in no way or not in any way)
In no way am I going to adopt any of his methods..
A spokesman insisted the two events were ‘in no way related’.
‘He hasn’t become more boring has he?’ she laughs. ‘No. Not in any way.’
(52) (用于缓和语气)在某种程度上，在某些方面(in a way)
In a way, I suppose I’m frightened of failing.
It made things very unpleasant in a way.
(53) 小规模地(in a small way)
demonstrations against corruption, which began in a small way last week
By doing this you will, in a small way, help win the victory.
(54) 妨碍;碍事(gets in the way or is in the way)
‘We wouldn’t get in the way,’ Suzanne promised. ‘We’d just stand quietly in a corner.’
(55) 阻碍;妨碍(get in the way of)
She had a job which never got in the way of her leisure interests.
(56) 对…完全熟悉;通晓(know your way around/ know your way about)
He knows his way around the intricate maze of European law.
He knows his way about the system better than do most ministers.
(57) 赚钱容易；轻轻松松赚大钱(is laughing all the way to the bank)
The lucrative contract with television means that England’s wealthy football clubs will now be laughing all the way to the bank.
(58) 带路;领路(lead the way)
She grabbed his suitcase and led the way.
(59) 领先;走在前沿(leads the way in)
Sony has also led the way in shrinking the size of compact-disc players.
(60) 取得巨大进展;取得很多成就(has come a long way)
He has come a long way since the days he could only afford one meal a day.
(61) (表示强调)远远地，大大地(by a long way)
It was, by a long way, the worst meeting I have ever attended
Our favourite by a long way was the supermarkets’ own brand.
(62) 离…还差得远(a long way from)
She is a long way from being the richest person in Britain.
That’s a long way from the truth.
Although by no means a cure, it goes a long way towards making the patient’s life more tolerable. 虽然并不能根治，但它对减轻病人的痛苦大有帮助
(64) 迷失;茫然;不知所措(loste one’s way)
Why has the White House lost its way on tax and budget policy?
(65) 去;前往(make your way)
He made his way to the marketplace, as he had been instructed to do.
He made his way home at last.
(66) 被…取代;让位于(makes way for)
He said he was prepared to make way for younger people in the party.
A number of houses would have to be demolished to make way for the new building.
(67) 没有可能(there’s no way)
There was absolutely no way that we were going to be able to retrieve it.
(68) 没门儿;不可能(no way)
Mike, no way am I playing cards with you for money.
That was not the life Jack Hewitt planned to live. No way!
(69) 关于;就…而言(in the way of or by way of)
Latvia is a country without much in the way of natural resources.
Meetings held today produced little in the way of an agreement.
The man with whom she maintains a relationship provides nothing by way of support. 和她长期保持关系的那个男人并没有提供任何帮助。
(70) 在路上;在途中(on one’s way)
He has been allowed to leave the country and is on his way to Britain.
By sunrise tomorrow we’ll be on our way.
(71) 继续行程(go on your way)
She picked up her bag, and went on her way.
(72) 在过程中(on the way or along the way)
You may have to learn a few new skills along the way.
(73) (大)有进展(on your way or well on your way to)
I am now out of hospital and well on the way to recovery.
(74) 即将到来(on the way)
The forecasters say more snow is on the way.
She is married with twin sons and a third child on the way.
(75) (表示某事一定发生)无论如何，不管怎样(one way or another or one way or the other)
Those who had entered Germany one way or another during the war.
You know pretty well everyone here, one way or the other.
(76) (指之前提到的两个可能的决定或结论)无论哪个(one way or the other or one way or another)
We’ve got to make our decision one way or the other.
I didn’t really care one way or another. 管它怎样，我真的不在乎。
(77) 不止一种意义;不单是这样(in more ways than one)
These local elections may prove a turning point in more ways than one.
(78) 相反地;倒过来(the other way around or the other way round)
You’d think you were the one who did me the favor, and not the other way around.
(79) 行将消失;行将被取代(on the way out or on their way out)
There are encouraging signs that cold war attitudes are on the way out.
The ban on Sunday shopping could be on its way out before Christmas.
He is rumoured to be on the way out of professional cycling following a disastrous season. 经过一个失败的赛季之后，据传他即将退出职业自行车赛。
(80) 特地;不怕麻烦;格外努力(go out of your way to do)
He was very kind to me and seemed to go out of his way to help me.
(81) 避开;不参加;不卷入(keep out of someone’s way or stay out of their way)
I’d kept out of his way as much as I could.
He warned the army to stay out of the way of the relief effort.
(82) 结束;被处理好;得到解决(out of the way)
The plan has to remain confidential at least until the local elections are out of the way… 此项计划至少在地方选举结束之前都得保密。
It would have been better to have got it out of the way earlier.
(83) 按自己的意愿行事(go your own way)
In school I was a loner. I went my own way.
(84) 同样;同理(in the same way)
There is no reason why a gifted aircraft designer should also be a capable pilot. In the same way, a brilliant pilot can be a menace behind the wheel of a car.
(85) 顽固不变;不变通(set in their way)
He was too set in his ways to make any real changes.
(86) （用于指刚才说过的话）那样，这样(that way /this way to)
Some of us have habits few people know about and we keep it this way.
We have a beautiful city and we pray it stays that way.
I’ve never found it hard to make friends so I suppose I was lucky that way. 我交朋友从不费力，所以我觉得自己在这方面很幸运。
(87) (用于引出结果)那样，这样(that way or this way)
Keep the soil moist. That way, the seedling will flourish..
I know it’s unfair that I am left holding the baby; but at least this way I know that she’s being well looked after.
(88) 从目前事情发展的情况看(the way things are going)
The way things are going, perhaps he won’t come at all.
(89) (提供个人意见)我觉得(to my way of thinking)
To my way of thinking, it didn’t seem as if it ought to be so terribly complicated.
(90) 毫无疑问；千真万确(no two ways about it)
You stay here, you die. No two ways about it.
(91) 在进行中(under way)
A full-scale security operation is now under way.
The court case got under way last autumn.
(92) 以各种方式；采用各种方式(Every which way / any which way)
He re-ran the experiment every which way he could.
They are just happy to sell their inventory any which way they can.
(93) (强调位置和方向的混乱)向四面八方，杂乱地（every which way）
cars parked every which way.