“the way+从句”结构

首先让我们来看下面这个句子:
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。

下面我们将叙述“the way+从句”结构的用法。

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。

1)用作as或according as,引导状语从句,常见于美国英语。如:

I like it the way it is.
Even today, political maps reflect the world the way we want it to look.

时至今日,政治地图不是按我们想要看到的那样来反映世界。

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。

2)用作that,引导主语从句,常见于美国英语。如:

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。

3)用作how(作“多么”解)或how much,引导名词性从句。如:

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。

4)在下面的句子中,way意为“道路”,故后面的介词用了by:

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。

5)下面句子中的way意为“方式、方法”,但前面是限定词any和no,所以后面的介词也没用in:

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。

另外,当先行词way表示方向时,不用任何关系词。如:

Was that the way she went? 她是往那个方向走的吗?


【一】way当先行词为时的定语从句用法可以归纳以下3种情况
(1)the way +从句
I don’t like the way he looks at me.
我不喜欢他那种样子看着我。
(2)the way +that +从句
I don’t like the way that he looks at me.
我不喜欢他那种样子看着我。
(3)the way +in which +从句
I don’t like the way in which he looks at me.
我不喜欢他那种样子看着我。
(特别备注,way在定语从句充当方式状语)
【二】way不是充当先行词为时的定语从句用法可以归纳以下93种情况(非常复杂)
(1) 方法;手段(a way of ; a way to do )
Freezing isn’t a bad way of preserving food.
冷冻不失为一种保存食物的好方法。
Another way of making new friends is to go to an evening class.
另一种交友的办法就是去上夜校。
I worked myself into frenzy plotting ways to make him jealous.
我绞尽脑汁,处心积虑,就是为了让他嫉妒。
I can’t think of a worse way to spend my time.
我想不出更糟的消磨时间的办法。
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.’
“好吧,贝茨夫人,”她说,“我们就按你说的办。”
(2) 方式;作风
She smiled in a friendly way.
她友好地笑了笑。
He had a strange way of talking.
他说话的方式怪怪的。
I also used to love the smooth way in which the foreigner operated.
我也曾经喜欢那个老外平稳流畅的操作方式
(3) 形式(in a …way)
Computerized reservation systems help airline profits in several ways.
电子订票系统通过多种方式帮助航空公司获利。
She was afraid in a way that was quite new to her.
她感到从未有过的害怕。
To be female is not a disability; it is just a particular way of being human.
身为女性并不意味着不便;这只是人类一种特定的存在形式。
(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.
从某些方面来说,正式的开幕仪式只不过是走个形式。
She described her lover as ‘perfect in every way’.
她形容她的爱人“各方面完美至极”。
(5) 习惯;习俗;行为方式
He denounces people who urge him to alter his ways.
他指责那些督促他改变习惯的人。
I think you’ve been too long in Cornwall. You’ve forgotten the ways of the city.
我认为你们在康沃尔呆的太久了,已经忘记了城市的生活方式。
He said he was against returning to old authoritarian ways.
他说他反对回到过去的独裁做法
(6) 惯常的行为;作风
She is now divorced and, in her usual resourceful way, has started her own business.
如今她离了婚。一贯足智多谋的她已开始自己创业。
Direct confrontation was not his way.
正面冲突不是他的风格。
(7) 看法;角度
I suppose that’s one way of looking at it.
我想那是其中的一种看法。
With most of Dylan’s lyrics, however, there are other ways of interpreting the words.
但是,迪伦的大多数歌词都有其他的解读方式。
Sometimes, the bank manager just doesn’t see it your way.
有时银行经理和你看问题的角度就是不一样
(8) 可能的后果;可能作出的决定
There is no indication which way the vote could go.
没有迹象表明投票结果会怎样。
The judge could have decided either way.
两种结果法官怎样判都有可能。
(9) 观点;态度
I’m terribly sorry — I had no idea you felt that way.
我非常抱歉——没有想到你是那样想的。
(10) 情况;状态
I hate the way he manipulates people.
我讨厌他摆布别人。
You may remember the way each scene ended with someone looking pensive or significant.
你或许还记得,每一场的结尾要么是某人作沉思状,要么是某人故作深沉。
(11) 行进;前进;进程(push your way /work your way/ eat your way, )
She thrust her way into the crowd.
她挤进了人群。
He thought we were trying to buy our way into his company.
他以为我们是想通过贿赂进入他的公司。
Start at the bottom and try to work your way up.
从底层干起,然后努力一步步升上去。
(12) 路线;路径
Does anybody know the way to the bathroom?.
有谁知道洗手间在哪里吗?
I’m afraid I can’t remember the way.
我恐怕不记得路了。
We’re not even a third of the way there.
我们才走了不到三分之一的路。
We’ll go out the back way.
我们从后门出去
(13) 方向
As he strode into the kitchen, he passed Pop coming the other way.
他大步走进厨房,与迎面而来的爸爸擦身而过。
They paused at the top of the stairs, doubtful as to which way to go next.
他们在楼梯顶部停住了,不知道接下来该往哪边走。
Could you look this way? 请往这边看好吗?
(14) 行进方向
It’s not very far out of his way.
就在他走的路上不远处。
She would say she was going my way and offer me a lift.
她会说和我同路,可以载我一程。
(15) (正确的)路径,道路
The men lost their way in a sandstorm and crossed the border by mistake.
那些人在沙尘暴中迷了路,不小心穿越了边境。
They’ve changed a lot of the old street names, and people can’t find their way anymore.
许多老的街道名都被改了,人们再也找不到原来的路了
(16) 生活道路
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.
你走你的阳关道,我过我的独木桥。
(17) 获得;收到
Take advantage of the opportunities coming your way in a couple of months.
把握住这几个月之内你可能获得的机会。
If I run into anything that might interest you, I’ll send it your way.
如果我碰上你可能感兴趣的东西,我就给你寄过去。
(18) 行进路线;通路
‘You’re standing in the way,’ she said. ‘Would you mind moving aside’.
“你挡着道了,”她说,“麻烦你让一下。”
Get out of my way! 滚开!
(19) (用于道路名)…路
Silvertown Way, was that the road?
锡尔弗敦路,是这条路么?
the well-trodden 250-mile Pennine Way.
长250英里、人来人往的奔宁路
(20) (某人居住地的)周边;特定的地区
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.
从纽卡斯尔那边来的人
(21) 位置;摆放(the right way up / the other way around)
The flag was held the wrong way up by some spectators.
一些观众把旗子拿倒了。
It’s important to fit it the right way round.
将它安到正确位置上很重要。
(22) 远远地;大大地;非常
Way down in the valley to the west is the town of Freiburg.
从这里往西远远的山谷中是弗赖堡镇。
These exam results are way above average.
这些考试成绩远高于平均水平。
I have to decide my plan way in advance.
我得趁早制订计划
(23) (分成的)部分
The region was split three ways, between Greece, Serbia and Bulgaria.
这一地区被希腊、塞尔维亚和保加利亚分成了3部分。
Splitting the price six ways had still cost them each a bundle.
即使把价钱平摊成6份,每人也还是要花一大笔钱。
(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.
他们中有些人住的地方离这里很远。
A little way further down the lane we passed the driveway to a house.
顺着巷子再走过去一点,我们经过车道来到一幢房子前。
We’ve a fair way to go yet.
我们还有一大段路要走。
(25) (时间的)距离(a long way /a little way/quite a way)
Success is still a long way off.
离成功还远着呢。
August is still an awfully long way away.
离8月还早着呢。
(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.
他已经快把螺丝帽拧下来了。
When was the last time you listened to an album all the way through?
你上一次完整地听完一张专辑是什么时候?
(27) 在街对面(across the way)
the big gabled house across the way.
街对面那座带三角屋顶的大房子
(28) (强调距离)一路(all the way)
He had to walk all the way home.
他不得不一路步行回家。
That dress came all the way from New York.
那条裙子是大老远从纽约送来的。
(29) 自始至终;一直(all the way)
Having started a revolution we must go all the way.
既然已经发动了革命,我们就一定要进行到底。
I’ll support him all the way.
我自始至终都会支持他。
(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.
就像通常的这种集会一样,宣言内容在代表团到达之前就差不多拟好了。
(31) 病得很重;很不健康(in a bad way)
He’s in a bad way, but able to talk.
他病得很重,但还能说话。
(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.
几周后上台的那个人也帮助她把事业推进了一大步。
Soccer in the States has never taken off in a big way.
足球在美国从来就没获得过大发展。
(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.
各国不可能两全其美:环境更清洁的代价有时可能就是污染企业就业岗位的减少。
Make up your mind, you can’t have it both ways.
你决定吧,反正鱼与熊掌不可兼得。
(34) 顺便地;附带说一句(by the way)
The name Latifah, by the way, means ‘delicate’.
顺便说一句,Latifah 这个名字意思是“娇嫩”。
By the way, how did your seminar go?
对了,你的研讨会进行得怎样?
(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.
相比而言,曼联队的行程将略多于1,200英里。
‘I get very superstitious about things like that,’ she said by way of explanation.
“在那种事儿上我会很迷信,”她解释道
(36) 采用…方法;通过(by way of )
I teach psychology by way of a range of traditional lectures, practicals and tutorials.
我采用传统授课与实践和指导相结合的方式教授心理学。
(37) 经由;取道(by way of )
The path goes under the river by way of the tunnel.
这条通道经隧道从河下经过。
(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?
怎样才能激励这些罪犯洗心革面呢?
(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.
会谈旨在为新宪法的正式商讨扫清道路。
The decision could open the way for other children to sue their parents.
这项判决可能会为其他孩子起诉他们的父母开辟一条通道。
(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
事情刚变得有点棘手他就急忙脱身。
It is the easy way out to blame others for our failure.
把我们的失败归罪到别人头上倒是省事。
(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.
可能会出现海平面上升或陆地下沉:不论发生哪种情况,沙丘都会在短时间内消失。
(42) 出路;未来发展之路(the way forward)
people who genuinely believe that anarchy is the way forward.
真的相信无政府主义才是未来出路的人
Young players have got to be the way forward for every club.
培养年轻球员应该是所有俱乐部谋求发展之道。
(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.
她非常善于利用自己的魅力随心所欲
(44) 被…替代(give way to )
First he had been numb. Then the numbness gave way to anger.
起初他只是麻木,接着转为了愤怒。
The last houses give way to soybean fields.
最后一批房子也被拆掉用作了大豆地。
(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.
天花板上的钩子断了,灯落下来砸到桌子上燃起了火。
(46) 向…让步;向…妥协(give way to )
It seems the President has given way to pressure from the hardliners
总统似乎已迫于强硬派的压力而妥协了。
He finally gave way to an impulse and pulled her toward him.
他最终还是没能抑制住冲动,把她拉向了自己。
(47) 让路;让其他人(或车辆)先行(give way)
Give way to traffic coming from the left.
让从左边来的车先行。
(48) 有…习惯(have a way of )
Bosses have a way of always finding out about such things.
老板总喜欢把这类事情搞清楚。
(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
康斯坦丝没有你这么健谈。
He seems to have had a way with foreigners.
他似乎天生就善于和外国人交往。
(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.
那好吧,随你的便。就那样吧。
(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..
我绝对不会采纳他的任何方法。
A spokesman insisted the two events were ‘in no way related’.
一位发言人坚称这两起事件“绝无关联”。
‘He hasn’t become more boring has he?’ she laughs. ‘No. Not in any way.’
“他不会变得更烦人了吧?”她笑着问。“不,一点也没有。”
(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.
我想我有点惧怕失败。
It made things very unpleasant in a way.
这把事情弄得有点不大愉快。
(53) 小规模地(in a small way)
demonstrations against corruption, which began in a small way last week
上周开始的小规模的反腐示威游行
By doing this you will, in a small way, help win the victory.
这样做你就会为获胜贡献一份小小的力量。
(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.’
“我们不会妨碍你的,”苏珊娜保证道,“我们就在角落里安安静静地站着。”
(55) 阻碍;妨碍(get in the way of)
She had a job which never got in the way of her leisure interests.
她有一份从来不会影响她的业余爱好的工作。
(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.
他通晓错综复杂的欧洲律法。
He knows his way about the system better than do most ministers.
他比大多数部长都更熟悉这套体系。
(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.
与电视台签订的这项大合同会让富有的英格兰足球俱乐部财源滚滚。
(58) 带路;领路(lead the way)
She grabbed his suitcase and led the way.
她拿过他的箱子在前面带路。
(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.
索尼公司在缩小CD播放机的体积方面也处于领先地位
(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.
那种一天只吃得起一顿饭的日子已经离他很遥远了。
(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
这绝对是我参加过的最差劲的会议。
Our favourite by a long way was the supermarkets’ own brand.
我们的最爱绝对是超市的自产品牌。
(62) 离…还差得远(a long way from)
She is a long way from being the richest person in Britain.
比起英国首富,她还差得远呢。
That’s a long way from the truth.
这与事实相差甚远。
(63) (对…)大有帮助;(对…)有很大作用
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?
为什么白宫在税收和预算政策问题上束手无策呢?
(65) 去;前往(make your way)
He made his way to the marketplace, as he had been instructed to do.
他按照指示去了市场。
He made his way home at last.
他终于到家了。
(66) 被…取代;让位于(makes way for)
He said he was prepared to make way for younger people in the party.
他说他已准备好让位于党内的年轻一代。
A number of houses would have to be demolished to make way for the new building.
建这幢新大楼将不得不推倒一些房子。
(67) 没有可能(there’s no way)
There was absolutely no way that we were going to be able to retrieve it.
我们绝对不可能把它找回来。
(68) 没门儿;不可能(no way)
Mike, no way am I playing cards with you for money.
迈克,我是决不会和你玩牌赌钱的。
That was not the life Jack Hewitt planned to live. No way!
那不是杰克·休伊特想要的生活,绝对不是!
(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.
拉脱维亚并不是一个自然资源丰富的国家。
Meetings held today produced little in the way of an agreement.
今天举行的会议没有达成什么协议。
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.
他已获准离境,正在去往英国的路上。
By sunrise tomorrow we’ll be on our way.
明天天亮前我们就将赶路。
(71) 继续行程(go on your way)
She picked up her bag, and went on her way.
她提起包继续赶路。
(72) 在过程中(on the way or along the way)
You may have to learn a few new skills along the way.
在这个过程中你可能还得新学几招。
(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.
我现在已经出院,快康复了。
(74) 即将到来(on the way)
The forecasters say more snow is on the way.
天气预报员说不久还将有降雪。
She is married with twin sons and a third child on the way.
她已经结婚,有一对双胞胎儿子,第三个宝宝也即将出世。
(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.
那些在战争时期以各种方式进入德国的人
You know pretty well everyone here, one way or the other.
无论如何,这里的每个人你肯定都很了解
(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.
不是这样就是那样,我们无论如何都得作出决定了。
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.
这些地方选举从许多方面来说都是一个转折点。
(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.
应该是你帮了我,而不是我帮了你。
(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.
有令人欣慰的迹象表明冷战思维即将成为历史。
The ban on Sunday shopping could be on its way out before Christmas.
周末购物的禁令可能会在圣诞节前被取消。
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.
他对我非常友善,似乎是特意帮我的忙。
(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.
我一直尽量躲着他。
He warned the army to stay out of the way of the relief effort.
他警告军队不要介入救援工作。
(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.
如果当时能早点结束就更好了。
(83) 按自己的意愿行事(go your own way)
In school I was a loner. I went my own way.
在学校里我独来独往,我行我素
(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.
杰出的飞机设计师没有理由一定也是个出色的飞行员。同样,一个优秀的飞行员或许会是个糟糕的司机。
(85) 顽固不变;不变通(set in their way)
He was too set in his ways to make any real changes.
他已经积习成性,不肯作任何真正的改变。
(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.
我们中的一些人有些不为人知的习惯,我们也不想改变这一状况。
We have a beautiful city and we pray it stays that way.
我们的城市很美丽,但愿它能保持下去。
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..
保持土壤湿润,那样幼苗就能茁壮成长。
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.
我知道把我留下来看孩子很不公平,但这样至少我知道孩子受到了很好的看护。
(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.
现在看来他是不会来了。
(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.
我觉得,事情好像没必要这么复杂。
(90) 毫无疑问;千真万确(no two ways about it)
You stay here, you die. No two ways about it.
你若留在这里,必死无疑。
(91) 在进行中(under way)
A full-scale security operation is now under way.
一项全面的安全行动正在进行中
The court case got under way last autumn.
这个案子从去年秋天起开始审理。
(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.
他用尽所有可能的方法重复做这个实验。
They are just happy to sell their inventory any which way they can.
只要存货能脱手,无论采取什么方式他们都愿意
(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.
横七竖八停着的车辆