9780071377645

Schaum's Outline of Chinese Grammar

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    9780071377645

  • ISBN10:

    0071377646

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-02-09
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill
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Summary

Schaum's Outline of Chinese Grammaris designed to assist beginning and intermediate students of Mandarin Chinese develop and enhance their knowledge of Chinese grammar. Chinese morphology can be intimidating to students. By simplifying the learning process, this practical book enriches the student's understanding of the Chinese language. The accessible summary of the major features of Chinese grammar complete with clear explanations of terms and usage is especially helpful to students. The book features 200 sets of practice exercises as well as Chinese-English and English-Chinese glossaries. It serves as a much-needed supplement to textbooks and class materials currently being used in first-and second-year college-level courses.

Author Biography

Claudia Ross, Ph.D. (Worcester, MA) has been teaching Chinese as a second language for 20 years.

Table of Contents

Conventions Used in this Book v
Numbers
1(15)
Counting
Estimates and Approximations
Ordinalization
Reading Numbers
Fractions and Percentages
Nouns, Noun Phrases, and Noun Modification
16(30)
Nouns
Noun Phrases
Noun Modification
Verbs and Verb Phrases
46(42)
Properties of Mandarin Verbs
Stative Verbs
Activity Verbs
Achievement Verbs
Membership in More than One Verb Category
Adverbs
88(23)
Characteristics of Adverbs
Common Adverbs Categorized by Meaning
Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases
111(8)
Commonly Used Prepositions
Properties of Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases
The Meaning of Mandarin Prepositions
Prepositions and Verbs
The Suffixes le, zhe , and guo
119(16)
le
S- le
V- le
V- zhe
V- guo
The Resultative Structure and Potential Suffixes
135(12)
The Resultative Structure
Potential Suffixes: - deliao able to and - buliao unable to
Questions and Question Words
147(25)
Questions
Question Words as Indefinites
Location, Directional Movement, and Distance
172(18)
Location
Directional Movement
Distance
The ba Construction
190(5)
Comparisons
195(13)
More Than
Less Than
Equal To
Not Equal To
Including the Activity in the Comparison
Phrase and Clause Connection
208(25)
Important Features of Phrase and Clause Connections
Addition
Disjunction
Sequence and Simultaneity
Contrast
Conditionality
Cause-and-Effect
Focusing Constructions
233(10)
Topicalization
shi ... de
chule ... yiwai
lian
Passives
Speaker Perspective
243(9)
Adverbs and Adverbial Phrases
Sentence Final Particles
Answers to Exercises 252(23)
Index 275

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