being in the place in question announced
existing or happening now
being in a place, substance. etc.
now being considered, dealt with or discussed
the time now passing; the present time
thing given or received as a gift
appear or attend; show
give or hand sth to sb
"that is enough for the present"
"he lives in the present with no thought of tomorrow"
"his tie was a present from his wife"
"the present leader"
"articles for present use"
"the present topic"
"the present system"
"the murderer is present in this room"
"present at the wedding"
"present at the creation"
"She shows her dogs frequently"
"We will demo the new software in Washington"
"We presented the arguments to him"
"We cannot represent this knowledge to our formal reason"
"we are going to stage `Othello'"
"This poses an interesting question"
"bestow honors and prizes at graduation"
"What will you give her for her birthday?"
"The commencement speaker presented a forceful speech that impressed the students"
"permit me to acquaint you with my son"
"introduce the new neighbors to the community"
"The father is portrayed as a good-looking man in this painting"
"We confronted him with the evidence"
"He was faced with all the evidence and could no longer deny his actions"
"An enormous dilemma faces us"
"When the officers show up, the soldiers have to salute"
There is no past and future, only a sort of eternal present.
出自： U. Le Guin
The next part brought the story to the present.
出自： E. Leonard
Maybe he'd be saying he loved her, bringing her flowers, buying her presents.
出自： R. Ingalls
Jon was present at the next meeting.
出自： A. Davis
I had not wanted him to be present when I introduced Hal and Cora.
出自： C. McWilliam
An aunt in London..was going to present her at court.
出自： P. Mortimer
After completing high school, Emily was presented to Boston society.
出自： L. Gordon
He presented the guests to each other.
The new employees were presented to the rest of the staff.
The ambassador was presented to the president.
He had the honour of being presented to the chairman in the office.
He presented a book to her.
There are other people present.
误 She was not present for the meeting yesterday.
正 She was not present at the meeting yesterday.
析 表示“出席会议”,应该说 be present at the meeting。
误 He was the only present Englishman.
正 He was the only Englishman present.
误 The situation in the present China is very good.
正 The present situation in China is very good.
析 中国只有一个,不是“暂时的”事物,故不可说the present China。
误 I have not any dictionary at the present.
正 I have not any dictionary at present.
误 At present day there are two thousand workers in our factory.
正 At the present day there are two thousand workers in our factory.
析 表示“目前”,应该说at present,这是固定短语,其中present前没有定冠词。但当present后还有其他名词时, present前就须加定冠词,此时的present是形容词。
误 For present we had better do nothing.
正 For the present we had better do nothing.
析 说“暂时”,用for the present, present前必须有the。
误 This watch is a birthday present of my parents.
正 This watch is a birthday present from my parents.
析 “ 由某人处收到的礼物”用a present from sb,其中的from不能换作of,因为of含有“所有权”的意味,误句应译为“这表是我父母的生日礼物”。
误 The President presented the prize winners the prizes.
正 The President presented the prize winners with the prizes.
析 作“授予”解时不用于present sb sth 结构,须用present sb with sth 结构。