anything but还是anybody but

有这样一道选择题:
“It’s said that he is a wise leader.” “Oh, no, he is _____ but a wise leader.”
A. anything                        B. anyone
C. anybody                        D. anywhere
【陷阱】容易误选BC。因为句子主语指人,似乎只有 BC 才与之一致。
【分析】其实,正确答案应选A。因为 anything but 是习语,意为根本不是一点也不,不仅可用于事物,也可用于人。如:
I’ll do anything but that. 我绝不会干那种事。
The party was anything but a success. 晚会根本不成功。
Her father was anything but a poet. 她父亲根本不是诗人。
Such a man wasanything but a hero. 那样的人绝不算英雄。

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