Reference:Yufa! A Practical Guide to Mandarin Chinese Grammar

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Yufa! A Practical Guide to Mandarin Chinese Grammar by Wen-Hua Teng, textbooks in the United States. It is not available for purchase in mainland China.

YUFA! A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO MANDARIN CHINESE GRAMMAR takes a unique approach to explaining the major topics of Mandarin Chinese grammar. By providing examples that are rooted in realistic situations, the author shows you how grammar is used in everyday life.The book features:

Chinese characters, pinyin and English translations Realistic scenarios to provide you with an interesting context in which to learn grammar

Varied and imaginative exercises so you can review your progress easily.

Yufa provides an admirably clear and comprehensive account of Mandarin Chinese Grammar. It is accessible and free of confusing jargon without ever trivialising or over-simplifying its subject matter. Excellent use is made of examples to explain grammatical points in context. This will be an invaluable tool for both students and teachers alike. I will certainly recommend it to my own students.

Grammar Points by Chapter

  1. The basic formation of a Chinese sentence
  2. The eleven types of question in Chinese
  3. The use of 是,在and有and the definiteness of nouns
  4. The functions of 的,relative clauses and noun clauses
  5. Position words
  6. Prepositional constructions
  7. Imperative sentences and the use of 别
  8. The progressive aspect and the continuous aspect
  9. The use of 了(the perfective aspect particle and modal particle)
  10. The use of 过(the experiential aspect particle)
  11. Auxiliary verbs
  12. The complement of stage and the complement of degree
  13. The complement of duration
  14. The complement of quantity
  15. The complement of direction
  16. The complement of result
  17. The complement of potential
  18. The adverbial modifier with 地
  19. The 是......的 structure
  20. Subjectless sentences and existential sentences
  21. The 把 stucture
  22. Passive structures
  23. Making comparisons (1)
  24. Making comparisons (2)
  25. Measure words
  26. Verb reduplication and adjective reduplication
  27. The use of 以前,以后 and 时候
  28. Modal particles
  29. Conjunctive pairs
  30. Conjunctions used in context
  31. The use of 才 and 就
  32. The use of adverbs in contracted sentences
  33. The use of interrogative pronouns
  34. Rhetorical questions