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Matthew B. Christensen

English Grammar for Students of Chinese:
The Study Guide for Those Learning Chinese

 
ISBN: 978-0-934034-39-5
Pp. 115
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Supplement your textbook with the English Grammar for Studens of Chinese — learn Chinese grammar by strenghening your knowledge of the English grammatical terms your Chinese textbook assumes you know.

You will learn: see the English Grammar for Students of Chinese Table of Contents

Parts of speech — how to identifyEnglish and Chinese nouns, verbs, adjectives, prepositions . . .

Question: Why learn parts of speech?

Answer to Why learn parts of speech?

So you’ll be able to apply the correct rules
in Chinese.

Example: The verb shì to be is omitted if it precedes an adjective, but it is not omitted if it precedes a noun.

Functions of words — how to identifyEnglish and Chinese subjects, direct and indirect objects . . .

Question: Why learn the functions of words?

Answer to Why learn the functions of words?

So you’ll know how to structure Chinese sentences.

Example: In an English sentence, the indirect object can precede the direct object, but in Chinese the
direct object always precedes the indirect object.

Grammatical terms — explanation of English and Chinese phrase, clause, possessive . . .

Question: Why learn grammatical terms?

Answer to Why learn grammatical terms?

So you’ll be able to structure a Chinese sentence correctly.

Example: Recognizing the different types of clauses enables you to place them in the correct sequence
in a Chinese sentence.

Step-by-step analysis of examples — how to get from an English structure to an equivalent Chinese structure, see Chapter 28 of the O&H Chinese Study Guide.

Question: Why offer a step-by-step analysis of examples?

Answer to Why offer a step-by-step analysis of examples?

So you’ll know how to get from an English structure
to a Chinese structure.

Example: The book I read was interesting.
Wo kàn de nà ben shu hen yòuyisi.
(word-for-word: I to read that book very interesting)