Problem 4 from midterm exam (provide Chinese translation yourself)

 

Music and communications applications are gaining ground among Internet users at the expense of Web browsers, according to recent research from NetRatings, which has reported that some 76 percent of active Web surfers access the Internet using a non-browser based Internet application. The organization stated that media players, instant messengers and file-sharing tools are the most popular Web applications.

 

 

Sentence 1: complex sentence, 1 independent clause + 2 dependent clauses

1.     Music and communications applications are gaining ground among Internet users at the expense of Web browsers, according to recent research from NetRatings

2.     NetRatings (=which) has reported something (=that …)

3.     Some 76 percent of active Web surfers access the Internet using a non-browser based Internet application

 

Clause 1.

 

S+V = applications are gaining ground

 

Music and communications applications are gaining ground

 

Music and communications applications are gaining ground among Internet users

 

Music and communications applications are gaining ground among Internet users at the expense of Web browsers

 

Music and communications applications are gaining ground among Internet users at the expense of Web browsers, according to recent research from NetRatings

 

Clause 2.

 

S+V = NetRatings has reported

 

NetRatings has reported something

 

Clause 3.

 

S+V = 76 percent access

 

76 percent of active Web surfers access

 

76 percent of active Web surfers access the Internet

 

76 percent of active Web surfers access the Internet using a non-browser based Internet application

 

Some 76 percent of active Web surfers access the Internet using a non-browser based Internet application

 

 

Sentence 2: complex sentence, 1 independent clause + 1 dependent clause

1.     The organization stated something (=that …)

2.     media players, instant messengers and file-sharing tools are the most popular Web applications.

 

Clause 1.

 

S+V = The organization stated

 

The organization stated something

 

Clause 2.

 

S+V = media players, instant messengers and file-sharing tools are

 

media players, instant messengers and file-sharing tools are the most popular Web applications.