position of adverbs

Michael-K122 September 6, 2015, 9:40 pm
In "wǒ zhǐ huì shuō yìdiǎnr", zhi occurs before the verb, even
though it qualifies yidianr.  But in "wo xuixi hanyu yijing
yige yue le", yijing occurs after the verb, even though it
qualifies yige yue.  Would it be OK to put yijing before
xuixi, parallel to the sentence with "zhi"?  
position of adverbs
Robert-C7 September 8, 2015, 5:05 pm
Well, in the sentence "wǒ zhǐ huì shuō yìdiǎnr", I would argue that "zhǐ" is modifying "huì" - am able to - and the object of that verb is "shuō yìdiǎnr".  In fact, "yìdiǎnr" is modifying "shuō".

The sentence "wo xuixi hanyu yijing yige yue le", I would also argue that "yijing" is modifying this noun clause "yi ge yue" so it may really be an adjective.

We can have fun all day attempting to discuss elements of Chinese grammar using English concepts but one thing I have learned over the years is that Chinese grammar is completely different with its own set of rules.
position of adverbs
handyman October 25, 2015, 1:48 am
Placing Yǐjīng 已经 in front of xuéxí 学习 would actually be up to the
speaker and wouldn't change the meaning of the sentence.
position of adverbs

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