Ness Posted November 6, 2015 at 06:39 AM Report Share Posted November 6, 2015 at 06:39 AM I was looking at the A1 lessons of the Chinese grammar wiki. I was reading the article on the conjunction character 和 which is usually used to link nouns. The article gave a short example of how this dynamic works in English terms and what to do and not do in terms of applying this in a sentence. Bad example: I went to the store and bought some gum. (Don't use 和 (hé) for this "and"! "Went to the store" and "bought some gum" are both verb phrases, not nouns.) Good example: I like to eat cucumbers and cheese. (This one is good! "Cucumbers" and "cheese" are both nouns, so you can use 和 (hé) here.) I'm confused though. In the incorrect example how is "went to the store" a verval phrase, but in the correct sentence below "like to eat cucumbers" isn't? Both are stating actions in the phrase with a noun at the end. I don't get it. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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