Word order in adverbial phrases (very sexy).
dolphinseaDecember 17, 2009, 02:18 PM
hehe....yes,this situation is just like when I learn English.I'm also confused by the grammar.Nong in the sentence of "Qing nin ganjing yidian nong",it is a verb and it should be put after the subject.
simonpetterssonDecember 17, 2009, 02:51 PM
A guess would be that "jian duan" and "nong ganjing" are both set expressions that can't be messed with, whereas "kai man" is not, it's just a verb plus adverb.
That is just, however, a guess.
BEBCDecember 27, 2009, 05:37 PM
Dolphinsea: Ah! Are you saying that in a sentence where the pronoun is explicitly expressed, then the verb should follow the pronoun ? That would be a good rule to follow. I expect that it's not as simple as that :-(
You've noticed that English also can have hellish and unpredictable grammar ? eg. "I'm so not into this." - what sort of sense does that make to a non-native speaker ? Don't worry, half the population of England wouldn't understand it either. Haha !
Simonpettersson: You might be right, but those don't look like set expressions to me. There again, what do I know ?
Thanks for the replies, folks !