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bossidy

"又" and "一般"

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bossidy

Could someone explain exactly how "又" and "一般" are being used in this sentence.

凉开水是又一常见饮料,一般夏天喝的比较多.

Thanks in advance.

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semantic nuance

Hi,

I think the sentence should be :凉开水又是一常见饮料,一般夏天喝的比较多.

I guess 又 used here because there might be another beverage mentioned earlier. Otherwise, it would sound strange. 一般 here means 'generally'. Or, you can use '一般來說' (generally speaking) .I don't see any conflict using 又 and 一般 at the same time.

Hope it helps!:)

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kora-雨

as the sentence 凉开水是又一常见饮料,一般夏天喝的比较多

the 又 in here means another one,such as 凉开水 is one of the common beverage.

and as the 凉开水又是一常见饮料

here it means 凉开水 may have many functions, the role of beverage is just one of its functions, for example, it can be used for drinking, and also for keeping you health.

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凉开水又是一常见饮料

here it means 凉开水 may have many functions, the role of beverage is just one of its functions, for example, it can be used for drinking, and also for keeping you health.

Ah! That makes sense too.

But凉开水是又一常见饮料 seems weird to me. I've never heard that.:)

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HashiriKata
But凉开水是又一常见饮料 seems weird to me. I've never heard that.
Would replacing 又 with 另 improve it a bit:

凉开水是另一常见饮料,一般夏天喝的比较多.

??

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Quest
But凉开水是又一常见饮料 seems weird to me. I've never heard that.

凉开水是又一常见饮料 sounds ok to me. Short for 又一样 here, you know 又一次, 又一个.

又 another

一般 normally, usually

又一 is better than 另一 here.

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semantic nuance
Would replacing 又 with 另 improve it a bit:

凉开水是另一常见饮料,一般夏天喝的比较多.

??

I agree with HK on this. 另 sounds more natural to me. Quest, could you please explain a bit why you think 又一 is more natural than 另一? Thank you.:)

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elina

Regarding 又一 and 另一, I think it depends on the amount that is given as examples (I cannot express my meaning well in English in this sentence, hope you understand). See the following:

1.

茶水是一种常见饮料

凉开水是另一(种)常见饮料

2.

茶水是一种常见饮料

绿豆汤是另一(种)常见饮料

凉开水是又一(种)常见饮料

I think both 1 and 2 are right.

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HashiriKata

It's very well explained and I understand it. Thank you, elina!

:D

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