Circumlocution (Многословие)

 

 

Circumlocution (Многословие) также называемое periphrasis представляет собой "окольный" способ выражения мысли. Чаще предпочтительнее более короткие выражения, но в некоторых случаях вам может понадобиться использовать Circumlocution, например, из вежливости:

I wonder whether you would mind passing me the salad вместо повелительного:

Pass me the salad.

 

Далее список распространенных Circumlocutions и их возможных замен:

 

an X of this description — this kind of X

apart from the fact that — except, but

as a consequence of — because of

at this point in time — today, now

a yard in length — a yard long

because of the fact that — because

be in accordance with — agree to

be of the opinion that — think, believe

by means of — by

by virtue of the fact that — because

due to the fact that — because

during such times as — while

during the course of — during

except for the fact that — except, but

few in number — few

for the reason that — because

in accordance with — under

in addition to — besides

in a few cases/instances — occasionally

in majority of the cases/instances — usually

inasmuch as — since

in close proximity — near

in connection with — about

in isolation — alone

in less than no time — quickly

in many cases/instances — often

in most cases/instances — usually

in relation to — about, for, on

in respect of — about, for, on

in some cases/instances — sometimes

in spite of the fact that — although

in the absence of — without

in the event that — if

in the light of the fact that — because

in the near future — soon

in the neighborhood of — near, about

in the vicinity of — near, about

in view of the fact that — because

irrespective of the fact that — although

large in size — large

notwithstanding the fact that — even if

of a delicate/menacing etc character — delicate, menacing etc

on account of the fact that — because

on a temporary basis — temporarily

on the grounds that — because

owing to the fact that — because

pink in color — pink

prior to — before

regardless of the fact that — although

subsequent to — after

to the extent that — if

until such times as — until

with reference to — about, for, on

with regard to — about, for, on

with respect to — about, for, on

with the exception of — except