To some extent/degree,......
     句型“To some extent/degree,......”中“To some extent/degree”是的程度短语,从而使整个句子表示程度意义。


.To some extent, you can scold him for his laziness
从某种程度上,你可以资备他的懒惰。
.To some extent, your team members have dropped back the others.
从某种程度说,你的队员们已经落后于别的队伍了。
.To some extent, your fault had caused a serious consequence.
在某种程度上,你的错误已经造成严重的后果。


—To what extent is Tom willing to help me?
—According to his ability.
—汤姆愿意尽多大努力来帮助我?
—根据他的能力吧。
—To a large extent, Mary has left to America
—She has no patience to wait
—在很大程度上,玛丽已经离开去美国了。
—她没有耐心等待。微信号:jzbedu
—To a certain extent, maybe your answer is right.
—You should give a certain answer.
—在一定程度上.你的答案也许正确。
—你应该给我一个确切的回答。


注意:
     类似的介词短语有:to a certain extent在一定程度上,to a large extent在很大程度上,to such an extent竟然到……地步。to what extent用于疑问句中表示在多大程度上。