Combining verbs with "bing"

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\r\n并(且)(bìng(qiě)) meaning "moreover" can be used to connect verbs. In this structure the two verbs used are equal to each other with neither being primary or secondary. \r\n==Structure==\r\n

Verb/[Verb phrase 1] + 并(且) + Verb/[Verb phrase 2]

\r\nNotice that "并且" is used with verbs, unlike "和" which is used with nouns.\r\n==Examples==\r\nHere are some examples:\r\n

\r\n* 我们 负责 安装 维护 这个 系统。We're in charge of installing and maintaining this system.
  • 你 要 编辑 并且 打印 这 个 文件。You're going to edit and print off this document.
  • 我 同意 支持 你 的 决定。I agree with and support your decision.
  • 并且 做。Talk and work.\r\n

\r\nRarely will a bare verb (rather than a verb phrase) appear both before and after 并且, as in the last example. Where this is the case the sentence will normally take the tone of an imperative, instructing someone to do something.\r\n==See also==\r\n*"Even" as "shenzhi"

  • Expressing "and" with "he"\r\n== Sources and further reading ==\r\n=== Books ===\r\n* A Practical Chinese Grammar For Foreigners (外国人实用汉语语法) (pp. 130-1)→buy\r\n