下面是参考过去上课 (王力文教授) 内容所整理出来的例句，中文是 执笔，仅供网友参考。
◎ an realistic person
◎ Tom is pragmatic.
◎ George is a pragmatic /practical politician who deals with things based on practical considerations, rather than theoretical ones.
◎ I found that his view was really detestable.
◎ How awful to refelct that what people say of us is true! – L. P. Smith
◎ It is a sad truth that everyone is a bore to someone. – L Miller
◎ A man’s best possession is a loving wife. – Rober Burton
◎ Forty-nine years after Mao Zedong’s victory, quiet Ithaca has become a battlefront in the unending Chinese civil war. – TIME June 5, 1995.
毛泽东 49 年前赢得胜利，但这场中国内战尚未结束，战线已经转移至宁静的绮色嘉。
(解析) unending =>时将其转变成动词
◎ There are three faithful friends — an old wife, an old dog, and ready money. – Benjamin Franklin
◎ Large masses of data must generally undergo a process of summarization or reduction before they are comprehensible.
◎ The over-heated engine forced me to stop at the next village, which consisted of a small store and a scattering of houses.
(解析) over-heated = > 翻译时改成因果关係来描述
◎ For a French officer, it is absolutely astounding to think that adultery can lead to dismissal from the army. What does adultery have to do with being a B-522 pilot or a competent general?
有人竟然因为偷情而遭到军队革职，这是令法国军官感到震惊万分的。能否担任 B-522 飞行员或者做称职的将军，这些跟通奸有何关係？
◎ a clear writer
◎ a poor reader