Where to put the 了

May 19, 2011, 04:37 AM posted in I Have a Question

Okay it is everyone's favorite: another 了 placement question.

First, where would I put a 了 in the following instance if I want to indicate past tense (or completion of an action as it is sometimes referred to)?


Do I put the 了 after the 试图 or the 买?

Second, if 给 is used as a verb, can 了 follow it?

For example: 我给了他五百块。

I'm guessing I can, but because 给 is usually a preposition, I somehow feel weird putting a 了 after it.




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May 22, 2011, 01:53 AM

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June 12, 2011, 05:34 PM


我给了他五百块 correct.

You were wrong about 給, it's used as a verb, whereas 了 is a preposition.

hope it helps.