Intermediate Chinese: A Grammar and Workbook

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Intermediate Chineseis intended for students who have some knowledge of the language. Each of the twenty five units deal with a particualr grammar point and provide associated exercises. Features include:
* clear, accessible format
* many useful language examples
* jargon-free grammar explanations
* ample drills and exercises
* full key to exercises
All Mandarin Chinese entries are presented in both pinyinromanization and Chinese characters, and are accompanied, in most cases, by English translations to facilitate self-tuition in both written and spoken Chinese.
Intermediate Chinesereviews the principal elements introduced in Basic Chineseand introduces more complicated structures. The two books form a compendium of all the main features of Chinese syntax.
 

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Contents

The ba structure
1
The bei structure
9
Dative constructions with direct and indirect objects
15
Causative constructions
20
Serial constructions
25
Existence sentences
30
Subjectpredicate and topiccomment sentences
36
Sentence particle le
43
Adverbials summary
96
de de de summary
102
Every each mei ge and indefinite pronouns
110
Comparisons with bi and meiyou summary
117
Various uses of you summary
125
Idiomatic uses of sh summary
132
The aspect marker le summary
142
The aspect markers zhe zhngzi and guo summary
150

Abbreviated sentences
50
Rhetorical questions
58
Conjunctions and conjunctives linking clauses in compound sentences 1
65
Conjunctions and conjunctives linking clauses in compound sentences 2
73
Conjunctions linking words or phrases summary
79
Attributives summary
86
The idiomatic uses of lai zhe bei ma ba le me and ba
157
The idiomatic uses of ne
161
Onomatopoeia and interjection
166
Key to exercises
172
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