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Sentence Patterns

The following structures are commonly used sentence patterns in Chinese. They are organized according to our grammar points by level.

A1 Sentence Patterns

Grammar Point (English) Pattern Examples
Basic sentence order Subj. + Verb (+ Obj.) 我 爱 你 。
Placement of question words 什么 / 什么时候 / 谁 / 哪儿 / 为什么 / 怎么 你 是 ?你 在 哪儿

A2 Sentence Patterns

Grammar Point (English) Pattern Examples
Time words and word order Subj. + Time⋯⋯ / Time + Subj.⋯⋯ 明天 有 空。/ 明天 我 有 空。

B1 Sentence Patterns

Grammar Point (English) Pattern Examples
Causative verbs Subj. + Causative Verb + Person + Predicate 你 为什么 不 我 去 ?
Indicating the whole with "quan" 全 + Noun 我们 家 都 去 旅游 了。
Using "bei" sentences Subj. + 被 + Doer + Verb Phrase 骗 了 。

B2 Sentence Patterns

Grammar Point (English) Pattern Examples
Advanced uses of "ba" 把 + Noun + Verb⋯⋯ 我 没有 它 当回事。



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