Sentence Patterns: 很少．．．也很少 not many.., and few, rarely.., seldom as well 很少有人提问题，也很少听到和老师不一样的意见。 Not many students ask questions, and one can rarely hear opinions different from that of the instructors as well. 1. 这堂课很少有人迟到，也很少有人不认真上课。 Students rarely come late to this class, and only few of them do not take the class seriously. 2. 在这个小城市很少见到美国人，也很少听到英语。 Americans are rarely seen in the small city. English is seldom heard as well. 即使．．．也 even, even though 即使他发现了老师的错误，他也不敢马上指出来。 Even he noticed the instructor's mistake, he would not dare to point it out immediately. 1. 他即使毕了业，也找不到工作。 He will not find any job even after he graduates. 2. 大卫即使中文说得很好，偶尔也会犯错误。 David makes mistakes once in a while, even thought he speaks Chinese very well. 好几个 quite a few, good many （他）好几个月拿不到工资。 He didn't get his salary for quite a few months. 1. 我有好几个朋友在这所学校。 I have many good friends in the school. 2. 我好几年没回中国了。 I didn't go back to China for quite a few years. 再说 furthermore, in addition 再说他的行政关系还放在单位里。 Furthermore, his administrative relation is still associated with the work unit. 1. 安娜还不想回美国，再说她还想多学一点儿中文呢。 Anna didn't want to go back to the U.S. In addition, she still wanted to learn more Chinese. 2. 我不喜欢这个工作，再说还有其他机会呢。 I don't like this job. Furthermore, there are plenty of other opportunities. 至于 as for, as to; go so far as too 至于在中国的外国人．．．他们再喜欢出锋头也没有关系。 As to the foreigners in China, it all right no matter how much they like to be in the limelight. 1. 如果我好好学习，成绩不至于这麽差。 If I studied diligently, my grade would not be this awful. 2. 至于这个问题，我们可以开会研究。 As for this problem, we can have a meeting to discuss it.