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SVC in Mandarin Chinese (Chao 1968)

SVC in Mandarin Chinese (Chao 1968)  
Type book
Author(s) Yuenren Chao
Publication title A Grammar of Spoken Chinese.
Publisher University of California Press. Berkeley and Los Angeles.
ISBN 978-0520002197
Annotator Miaomiao Zhang
Corpus Link SVC in Mandarin Chinese 2

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Serial Verb Construction, multiple predicates

Original Interlinear Glossed Text


Deeng i.hoel chiuh! (P 326)
'Wait a while (before you) go!'


Chiuh deeng i.hoel! (P 326)
'Go and wait a while!'


na-bii shiee-tzyh (P 326)
'take pen write characters, -write characters with a pen'


Woo mae fell lii song ren. (P 327)
'I buy a gift to give to someone.'


Ta kai-che tzoou le. (P 327)
'He drove the car and left.'