needing precision and care; fine; subtle
"what a nice fellow you are and we all thought you so nasty"
"a nice dress"
"a nice face"
"a nice day"
"had a nice time at the party"
"the corn and tomatoes are nice today"
"from a decent family"
"a nice girl"
"a nice bit of craft"
"a job requiring nice measurements with a micrometer"
"a nice shot"
"too nice about his food to take to camp cooking"
"so squeamish he would only touch the toilet handle with his elbow"
"a nice gesture"
He..was of so nice and tender a composition, that a little rain..would disorder him.
误 This is a nicely day for picnic.
正 This is a nice day for a picnic.
误 He was not very nice with me at the dinner party.
正 He was not very nice to me at the dinner party.
析 表示“对…友好”,应该说be nice to...,其中介词to不能用with替代。
误 It was nice for him to send me a birthday card.
正 It was nice of him to send me a birthday card.
析 在It is/was nice of...的句型中, of用来引出不定式的逻辑主语, of不能用for来替代。
误 Most people like to go home to a nice and tidy house.
正 Most people like to go home to a house nice and tidy.
析 带有nice一词的形容词短语如nice and tidy, nice and clean, nice and smart等常放在它们所修饰的名词后面。