《经济学人》描述人们不同态度/权衡利弊

如何描述人们不同的态度:

The end of a woman’s natural child-bearing years is a moment of transformation that is welcome to some and miserable for others. But for too many, menopause is also a painful process that can damage their bones, heart and brain.

The increasingly widespread of AI is welcome to some and miserable for others. But for too many, machines also have the potential to improve their lives by liberating them from some dull and low-skilled work so that they can embrace more fulfilling and stimulating jobs.

描述人们对于某种事物或现象的不同感受,然后重点突出其中一方的感受:

A is welcome to some and miserable for others. But for too many, A is also…

如何权衡利弊:

China carefully weights the benefits of dams, including power generation and flood control, against their environmental costs.

Worries about screen time should be weighted against the much more substantial benefits of ubiquitous communication and the instant access to information and entertainment that smartphones make possible.

We should weigh the benefits of XX, including A, B and C, against their costs.

benefits and costs / pros and cons / merits and demerits / promises and pitfalls / blessings and curses

积累

感染(疾病/病毒):

  1. 人 + contract + illness / disease / virus
  2. 人 + pick up / be infected with + virus

友好的/热情的:welcoming / hospitable

关于outweigh两个句型:

  1. yet such concerns should not outweigh the merit that …瑕不掩瑜

  2. yet such merits should not outweigh the defects that …瑜不遮瑕

一个关于weight的短语:add weight to 证实(某理论/猜想等)

Such jaw- dropping discovery adds weight to researchers’ assumption.

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