Language exercises on verb complements and 把 sentences

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How do you say : "switch on the light" ?

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The main verb is kāi to switch or to operate, and the result of the verb kāi, is that the light is "on". The correct complement is kāi.






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The verb complement 开开 is used for objects which have the function of "on" and "off", For example,开开收音机  kāi kāi shōuyīnjī switch on the radio. 开开电脑 kāi kāi diànnăo switch on the computer. As you may have noticed that both characters are pronounced in the first tone, unlike the duplicated verb 开开 kāikai.






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