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BBC英语一分钟: 'if only'的三种用法

3 ways to use 'if only'

'if only'的三种用法。

Hello, everyone. I'm Sam from BBC Learning English and today we are going to look at the three ways in which we use "If only".

大家好,我是BBC英语学习的萨姆. 今天我们来学习'if only'的三种用法。

We use this to say that we would like something to be different. But be careful! It has (3) different forms.

这个短语用于表示我们希望某事发生改变的愿望。但要注意的是,它有三种不同的形式。

1. For the PAST: We use "if only + past perfect".

过去式:用法是"if only + 过去完成时".

If only I hadn't left my keys at home.

要是我没把钥匙落在家里就好了。

2. For the PRESENT: We use "If only + past simple".

一般现在时:用法是"if only + 一般过去时"

For example: If only I understood maths!

例如:我要是懂数学就好了!

Or: If only I were better at maths!

或者:如果我数学再学好一点就好了!

Where we use "were" instead of "was".

这个用法中要用"were"而不是 "was".

3. And to talk about the FUTURE: We use "If only + would + verb"

将来时:用法是"If only + would+动词

For example: If only he would call!

例如:只要他打电话来!

If only English is easier!

英语要是更简单点就好了!

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