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Lesson 8

Video and text
Listening and speaking
Grammar exercises
Multiple choice


Question: Tell your friend that you eat very well at home.

Hint 1 Hint 1   Use 得, the complement of degree construction
Hint 2 Hint 2   很 should be placed before 好
Comments Answer  我 在 家 吃 得 很 好 。 Listen
Comments Comments  The complement of degree construction is used to describe how habitual actions are carried out. The word 很
hěn is added not only to give the meaning very, but also to serve a grammatical purpose. If there were no word before 好 hǎo, as in 吃 得 好 chī de hǎo, the listeners might think that a potential verb phrase pattern was being used, as in 作 得 好, 作 不 好 zuò de hǎo,  zuò bu hǎo to be able or unable to finish doing.
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