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Lesson 21

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Grammar exercises


Question: Ask the person who is standing next to you to open the door for you.

Hint 1 Hint 1   Use the 把 construction
Hint 2 Hint 2   The verb is 打 开 or 开 开
Comments Answer  请 你 替 我 把 门 打 开。 Listen
Comments Comments  Alternatively: 请 你 给 我 把 门 打 开
qǐng nǐ gěi wǒ bǎ mén dǎ kāi or 麻 烦 你 给 我 开 开 门 máfan nǐ gěi wǒ kāi kāi mén . 把 is a co-verb, which is used to express how you deal with or dispose of a particular object. Verbs in 把 bǎ  constructions are in complex forms. They are usually verbs of method of action plus other elements which can be

  1. Resultative verb phrase (apart from 见 jiàn)
  2. Directional verb phrase
  3. 得 de (complement of degree) constructions
  4.  一下 yíxià (or 一 verb)
  5. Time/action measures
  6. The particle 着 zhe

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