# using 尽力 in a sentence

December 30, 2012, 07:50 AM posted in I Have a Question

Hey all,

I was wondering if anyone knew if you could say 我要你学习学的尽力- "I want you to study as hard as you can" like a teacher talking to a student

###### tingyun
December 30, 2012, 05:14 PM

No, doesn't sound natural coming after verb here, 尽力学习 is better, but using 努力instead of 尽力 would be more usual if the meaning is to encourage, 尽力 often has recognition of possibility (or liklihood) of failure implicit, so for instance someone asks you to do something and you say 我尽力吧 there is a sort of "don't get your hopes too high" message often present.

Side not, if you were to use your construction it would be 学习得尽力，得instead of 的, or if you were to use one of these grammatical particles in the construction i have above, then 尽力地学习. Though someone told me the 高考 was dispensing with point reductions for confusing 地的得, so perhaps there is some fading of these distinctions.