比較less than, not less than, no less than, no less… than, not than..用法之不同

(1) less than : 少於(=under)

He gave me less than 5o dollars,(他給我的錢少於五十元。)

Less than five people will go to the concert today. (少於五人會去演唱會)

(2)not less than:不少於;至少(=a least)

He has not less than 200 dollars.

=He has 200 dollars at (the) least.(他至少有二百元。)

(3) no less than :有…之多(=as many as/as much as) (表示“已經不少”了。)

He has no less than 200 dollars. =He has as much as 200 dollars.(他有二百元之多。)

He has no less than three girl friends.

He has as many as three girl friends.

=He has no fewer than three girl friends.(他有三個女朋友之多。)

(4)no less…. than 和…..一樣……( = as… as…)

句型:S1+ V1+no less+ N/原級Adj.+than+ S2+….( A和B一樣….)

John is no less enthusiastic than his brother.

=John is as enthusiastic as his brother.

=John and his brother are equally enthusiastic.

She is no less tall as Mary. (她和Mary 一樣高)

(5) not less …than…未必….更不…

Jack is not less diligent than Paul.(Jack未必比Paul更不勤勉)

(6)nothing less than= little less than (簡直是…/與…沒有兩樣)

It is nothing less than fraud. 這與詐欺沒兩樣。

it was nothing less than sexual harassment. 這跟性騷擾沒兩樣。

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