成- it's use

Jade9883
September 16, 2011, 03:51 PM posted in General Discussion

Hi there.  I've come across this sentence and would like to know what the function of 成 is?

能不能把双人间换成南的呢?

Does it indicate change into a south-facing room?

Thanks for helping me take the mystery out of this.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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gordonlgl
September 20, 2011, 10:01 AM

you are right,成means change into here. but i don't quite understand this sentence.I think you missing one word 朝then the sentence make sense. 能不能把双人间换成朝南的呢? because 双人间 is noun and 南 is adv. you can say 能不能把双人间换成单间呢?but don't say 能不能把双人间换成南的呢? it will make people confused.

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ouyangjun116
September 20, 2011, 03:23 PM

Also, the  "把...." grammar structure can help you idetify the fuction of what 成 is doing in the sentence.

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Jade9883
September 21, 2011, 03:27 AM

Hello gordonlgl and ouyangjun116,

I did drop the "朝"from the sentence as I realized the next sentence that followed was: 我喜欢朝南的房间.

多谢你的帮助!

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Jade9883

Ahem, 多谢你们的帮助!