February 15, 2005
I really don’t know how to begin this letter. Writing it is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do. I’ve been doing some thinking lately. As you yourself said, three more years is a long time and, well, I really don’t think it’s good for either one of us to expect the other to wait so long. In other words, I think you should go ahead and date other people and I will do the same.
I still care about you, but we are too far apart. Also, I’ve decided to stay in America for the summer, so it will be a very long time before I’ll see you again. I think it’s better for both of us to be free.
1. one.二the other.二(限定两者中)一个……另一个……
one, . . another, , . the other. . .(限定三者中)一个·····一个
one/twofthree，二the others. . .(限定三者以上)一个/二个/
例:One of his two sons is a lawyer, the other is a doctor.
That rich woman has three houses. One is in Taipei another is in Tainan, the other is in Los Angeles.
One of the students stayed behind to ask the teacher a question, the others went home.
2. In other words, S+V换句话说，……
=To put it differently, S+V
=That is (to say)，S+V
例:Bob's a bit slow. In other words, he's stupid.
3. go ahead放手去做，不要犹疑
例:Go ahead and start dinner without me if I'm late.
例:He doesn't care about anyone but himself.