the more ~ the more~
a good teacher is the one from whom the more we need academically, the more she can supply.
it is ~ that ~
it is not just books that can't be judged by their covers，and so it is with presents.
too ~ to ~
our boss is too narrow-minded to endure different opinions.
not ~enough to do ~
she is not old enough to make sense of the real meaning of the proverb— time and tide wait for no man.
not ~ but ~
a masterpiece is not something that can conform into an expectation but something that has to be an expression from the heart.
ducks can swim by instinct rather than intelligence.
not until the director persuaded him did he agree to play a role of the doctor.
you will have difficulty in understanding the problem unless it is explained and analyzed from the historical perspective.
it has never occurred to/struck me that~
it has never occurred to me that a person who has experienced ups and downs of life should believe such a ridiculous trick.
the moment ~/ the instant ~
the contract will come into effect the instant it is signed.
it won’t be long before ~
it won’t be long before you know that having a good attitude is half the battle.
once promised, he will surely be given a remote-controlled car as a birthday present.
only when ~
only when the test-oriented education is switched into the quality-oriented education are the chances that the students will develop their versatile abilities.
so ~ as to do ~
will you be so kind as to pull me through the difficult time?
so ~ that ~
the book is so instructive that it has become a must-read.
so instructive is the book that it has become a must-read.
~ as ~
lose money as he did, he got a lot of experience, which contributed to his success in life.