a meeting of friends, often in sb's house, to eat, drink and perhaps dance
a group of people who have the same ideas about politics
a person who is concerned in some action or activity
"in 1992 Perot tried to organize a third party at the national level"
"she joined the party after dinner"
"they organized a party to search for food"
"the company of cooks walked into the kitchen"
"he planned a party to celebrate Bastille Day"
"the party of the first part"
"The students were partying all night before the exam"
误 He felt ill at ease in such a big party.
正 He felt ill at ease at such a big party.
析 表示“在聚会上”,要说at a party,介词at不能改为in。
误 The first party I spoke with gave me no encouragement.
正 The first person I spoke with gave me no encouragement.
误 A certain party told me that Cliff voted for Jack.
正 A certain person told me that Cliff voted for Jack.
析 在书面语中, party与person一般不可换用。只有在谈及法律时, party与person才可换用,表示“当事人,(契约或争论中的)一方”。
误 He joined the party who wasn't in office.
正 He joined the party which wasn't in office.
误 He joined the party which were walking before him.
正 He joined the party who were walking before him.
析 party用作定语从句的先行词时,如指非人称的“政党”,则关系代词须用which; 如指party中的人,则关系代词须用who。