用法辨析:parents还是parent?


Parents和parent只有一个字母之差,但二者的意义却不尽相同。Parents,是parent的复数形式,指的是父母双方。而parent,则仅指父亲、或者母亲一方。比如:For her, being a single parent is really tough.(对她而言,做个单身妈妈相当不容易。)更多英文例句:My parents always love taking a trip together.(我爸妈总喜欢一起去旅行。)These are my parents.(这是我的父母。)My mom always made it very clear to me she is my parent, not my friend.(妈妈一直强调一点:她只是我的父母,并非我的朋友。)最后,转一段介绍妈妈的英语文字,相当朴实动人,有兴趣的朋友不妨读读:”She is my parent. She is the woman who carried me in her belly for nine months, the one who changed my diapers, took me to dance class, helped me with my homework, played with me, grounded me for being out past curfew, warned me for hanging out with the wrong crowd, encouraged me to do my best and supported me in all my decisions.” (原文

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