一、ashamed的用法通常只用作表语，能够用 very, much, very much, deeply, half, quite 等润饰。如：I am half ashamed to do so. 这样做我有些不好意思。He was very [much, very much, deeply] ashamed ofwhat he said. 他对他说的话深感羞愧He was ve。She was ashamed, both for herself and for Diana. 她感到惭愧，既为本人也为戴安娜。
二、ashamed的搭配(1) 后接介词 of。如：I am ashamed of him. 我为他感到惭愧。Youreally ought to be ashamed of that. 你真实应该对此感到羞愧。He is ashamed of his failure [having failed]. 他对本人的失败感到羞惭。I must admit to feeling ashamed of my conduct. 我必需抵赖我为我的行为感到耻辱。比拟以下各句 (留意反身代词的有无与介词变动)。如：a)I am ashamed of that. 我对此感到惭愧。 I am ashamed of myself for that. (译文同上)b)He is ashamed of being poor. 他由于穷而感到羞惭。He is ashamed of himself for being poor. (译文同上)(2) 后接不定式。如：I am ashamed to say so. 这样说我不好意思。I am quite ashamed to have to trouble you. 真不好意思，我得要费事你。(3) 后接that-从句。如：I am ashamed that I couldn’t answer thequestion. 我很羞愧不能答复这个成绩。He was ashamed that hehad made some careless mistakes. 他很羞愧出了些大意的谬误。有时以上几类句型可调换，且含意没有多少变动。如：他因说谎而感到羞惭。正：He was ashamed of having lied. 正：正：He was ashamed to have lied.
正：He was ashamed that he had lied.