Reference:Intermediate Chinese - A Grammar and Workbook

Intermediate Chinese - A Grammar and Workbook by Yip Po-Ching, Don Rimmington

Intermediate Chinese is 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 pinyin romanization and Chinese characters, and are accompanied, in most cases, by English translations to facilitate self-tuition in both written and spoken Chinese.

Intermediate Chinese reviews the principal elements introduced in Basic Chinese and introduces more complicated structures. The two books form a compendium of all the main features of Chinese syntax.

Grammar Points by Chapter

  1. Unit One
    • The 把 ba structure
  2. Unit Two
    • The 被 bei structure
  3. Unit Three
    • Dative constructions with direct and indirect actions
  4. Unit Four
    • Causative constructions
  5. Unit Five
    • Serial constructions
  6. Unit Six
    • Existence sentences
  7. Unit Seven
    • Subject-predicate and topic-comment sentences
  8. Unit Eight
    • Sentence particle 了 le
  9. Unit Nine
    • Abbreviated sentences
  10. Unit Ten
    • Rhetorical questions
  11. Unit Eleven
    • Conjunctions and conjunctives linking clauses in compound sentences (1)
  12. Unit Twelve
    • Conjunctions and conjunctives linking clauses in compound sentences (2)
  13. Unit Thirteen
    • Conjunctions linking words or phrases (summary)
  14. Unit Fourteen
    • Attributives (summary)
  15. Unit Fifteen
    • Adverbials (summary)
  16. Unit Sixteen
    • 的 de, 得 de , 地 de (summary)
  17. Unit Seventeen
    • 'Every', 'each' - 每 mei, 各 ge, and indefinite pronouns
  18. Unit Eighteen
    • Comparisons with 比 bi and 没有 meiyou (summary)
  19. Unit Nineteen
    • Various uses of 有 you (summary)
  20. Unit Twenty
    • Idiomatic uses of 是 shi (summary)
  21. Unit Twenty One
    • The aspect marker 了 le (summary)
  22. Unit Twenty Two
    • The aspect markers 着 zhe, (正)在 (zheng)zai and 过 guo (summary)
  23. Unit Twenty Three
    • The idiomatic uses of 来着 lai zhe, 呗 bei, 嘛 ma, 罢了 ba le, 么 me, and 吧 ba
  24. Unit Twenty Four
    • The idiomatic uses of 呢 ne
  25. Unit Twenty Five
    • Onomatopoeia

Grammar Point References to This Book