young,youngster,youth区别

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young/youngster/ youth 辨析:
这组词都有“青年,年轻人”的意思。其区别是
young是形容词,它可以和man, woman, person等连用,表示“男霄年”“女青年”青年人”;它还可以和定冠词连用,从而名词化,表示据有年轻这一特征的人。
youngster是可数名词,尤指天真活泼的男孩和少年。
youth是青年男女的统称,它除了用作集体名词外,还可用作普通可数名词,尤指十多岁的男青年、小伙子,有时含有贬义。例如:
She looks young for her year8.她看起来比她的岁数年轻。
Jack is a lively youngster.杰克是个活泼的少年。
He rode the youngster on his back.他让小孩骑在他背上。
The youth of our country have Cha8 lofty ideala8我们国家的青年有崇高的理想
She was being chatted up by a youth when I arrived on the scene我一到那儿正好撞见有个小伙子在和地搭讪。
测试:
用 young, youngster或 youth的适当形式填空:
①The _______ man graduated from a prestigious university.
@The fight was started by some _______who had been drinking
③ These_______are advancing towards maturity.
(答案:① young ② youths ③youngsters)

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