(sth that needs) the use of physical strength or power of the mind; trying hard with mind or body
an attempt using all one's powers
result of an attempt; works
"made an effort to cover all the reading material"
"wished him luck in his endeavor"
"she gave it a good try"
"he got an A for effort"
"they managed only with great exertion"
"he performed a great feat"
"the book was her finest effort"
"he supported populist campaigns"
"they worked in the cause of world peace"
"the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant"
"the movement to end slavery"
"contributed to the war effort"
With a considerable effort of will he rose..and shuffled to the bathroom.
出自： A. Koestler
I make no effort to save myself.
出自： J. Rhys
Praising just a little, demanding always more effort, a higher standard of perfection.
出自： M. Keane
The prisoner made an effort to escape, but he couldn't climb the prison wall.
I will make every effort to arrive on time.
His effort to reform her at length succeeded.
This is his effort at depicting the peasants.
误 I will do every effort to help you.
正 I will make every effort to help you.
误 Great efforts have been made to help him.
正 Great effort has been made to help him.
析 make与effort搭配用于被动结构时, effort多表示抽象的行为概念,是不可数名词。
误 They make more efforts at〔in〕 strengthening unity.
正 They make more efforts to strengthen unity.
析 make efforts〔an effort〕后面通常跟动词不定式,而不能用“at〔in〕+动名词”形式。
误 He took the rock away with big effort.
正 He took the rock away with great effort.
析 “很大的力气”可说great effort, a lot of effort,不可用big修饰effort。
误 With a lot of efforts I edged my way out of the crowd.
正 With a lot of effort I edged my way out of the crowd.
析 with a lot of effort意为“费了很大气力”,但这里effort为不可数名词,词尾不可加s。
误 He finished the work without an effort.
正 He finished the work without effort.
析 without effort表示“毫不费力地”时, effort指“力气”,是不可数名词,不可以说without an effort,而在with effort中, effort前有时可加an。