考研英语长难句:一句句突破长难句(12)

时间:2020-08-13 14:28:56
长难句:by contrast, they saw in the preceding hundred years from 1650 to 1750, when england was still a completely agricultural country, a period of great abundance and prosperity.

结构剖析:本句的主干是they saw ... a period of great abundance and prosperity, 其中 they saw 后面的介词结构 in the preceding hundred years from 1650 to 1750 为状语,修饰 saw; when 引导的定语从句 修饰前面的 the preceding hundred years from 1650 to 1750。

核心词汇:by contrast 与之相反,与....形成对比的是
abundance 富裕,富有,丰富
preceding 前面的
prosperity 繁荣

参考译文:与之相反,他们把此前从1650到1750之间的100年看作一个繁荣富裕的时期,尽管那时英国还是一个完全意义上的农业国。