Please , could you give me some advice about these two points:
- What about the use of 在 before expressions expressing time, like, for exemple,小的时候 .Is it correct to say: 他 在小的时候 在法国生活了?
- Is it correct to say :你猜他是谁吗?
TalMay 03, 2010, 10:49 AM
It is not necessary to put 在 in the first part of your first sentence. I would just write:
Your second sentence I think would be better like this:
你猜过他是谁吗？ = Have you guessed who he is?
suansuanruMay 03, 2010, 12:04 PM
For the first part,i agree with tal,no need to use "在".
you can say“他小的时候在(prep.)法国生活。”if you want know when to use 在,i think you can say"在他小的时候，……（something happened）"
and in "你猜他是谁吗?",you already put"谁"here to form an interrogative sentence ,so no need to add "吗".
and considering go_manly's reply,you can also say"你猜得出来他是谁吗",and here need a “吗”to form a "猜得出来……吗？"structure.