1.occur 替换 think of
Suddenly i had an idea that someone had broken into my house→
An idea occurred to me that someone had broken into my house→
It occurred to me that someone had broken into my house
2.devote 替换 spend
He spends all his spare time in reading→
He devotes all his spare time to reading
3.seek 替换 want/ look for
They sought( wanted )to hide themselves behind the trees.
I'm an average( ordinary )student.
5.but 替换 very
The Film we saw last night was very interesting→
The film we saw last night was nothing but interesting→
The film we saw last night was anything but boring.
6.seat 替换 sit
On his way to school,he found an old lady seated(sitting) by the road, looking worried.
7.suppose 替换 should
He is supposed to( should )have driven more slowly.
8.appreciate 替换 thank
Thank you very much for your help→
We appreciate your help very much. /Your help is much appreciated.
9.the case 替换 true
I don't think it is the case(true)
10.on 替换 as soon as
As soon as he arrived,he began his research→
On his arrival,he began his research.
11.due to 替换 because of
He arrived late due to( because of) the storm.
12.cover 替换 walk/read
After covering(walking)70 miles, we all Felt tired.
13.contribute to 替换 be helpful/ useful
Plenty or memory work is undoubtedly helpful to English study →
Plenty of memory work will undoubtedly contribute to English study.
14.round the corner 替换 coming soon/ nearby
The summer vacation is round the corner( coming)
Do you have any plans?
Li Ming studies in a school round the corner(nearby)
15.come to light 替换 discover
The Family were so pleased when they discovered the lost jewels.→
The Family were so pleased when the lost jewels came to light.
16.have a ball 替换 have a good time/enjoy oneself
After visiting the workshop, we went back to school.
Every one of us had a ball(had a good time).
17.come up with 替换 think of
Jack is very clever, he often comes up with(thinks of) new ideas.
18.set aside 替换 save
Some students think that they should set aside some of their pocket money for books.
19.be of + n.替换 adj
The products are of high quality(very good) and are sold everywhere in China.
20.refer to 替换 talk about/of, mention
The professor you referred to(talked about )is very famous.
21.can not but/ can not help but 替换 have to do
I could not but(had to) go home.
22.more often than not 替换 usually
More often than not(Usually), the meaning of many words can be easily guessed.
23.lest 替换 so that/ in order that
I wrote down his telephone number so that I would not forget it.→
I wrote down his telephone number lest I(should) forget it.
24.be long for sth/ be long to do sth替换
want to do sth/wish for
I want to see you very much.→I am long to see you.
25.be caught up in/be crazy about/be absorbed
in/ be addicted to 替换 be interested in
He is caught up in( very interested in )collecting stamps.
26.more than 替换 very
I'm very glad to learn that you are coming in September.→
I'm more than glad to learn that you are coming in September.
27.perfect(ly) 替换 good/ very well
He speaks perfect( good)English./He speaks English perfectly( very well )
28.do sb a/the favor 替换 help
Would you please do me the favor(help me) to turn down the radio?
29.the other day 替换 a few days ago
The other day my brother and I went to the cinema by bicycle.
http://30.in the course of 替换 during
In the course of ( during) the mountain climbing,please help each other and pay special attention to your safety.
31.the majority of 替换 most
The majority of (Most of)the interviewees prefer watching TV at home to going to the cinema.
32.consist of 替换 be made up of
Our class consists of (is made up or )50 students.
33.be worn out 替换 be tired/ broken
After five hours'non-stop work, we were all worn out(tired).
My shoes are worn out(broken). Please buy me a new pair.
34.become of 替换 happen
What do think has become of(happened to)him?
35.express one's satisfaction with 替换 be satisfied with
The majority of(Most of ) the interviewees prefer watching TV at home to going to the cinema.