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Position of 了 changing the meaning

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Flickserve

As far as I can make out, all three are correct in meaning "I have given the guitar to him".

 

I have been told there are some subtle changes inferences with the position of the 了. Can anyone help explain?

 

1. 我把这把吉他送给了他。

 

2. 我把这把吉他送给他了。

 

3. 我送了把吉他给他。

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EnergyReaper

First, the third one is wrong. It should be 我送了把吉他给他
Second, if they have differences, maybe it's about which part the emphasis is on, but I think it depends on the context, the speaker's tone or gesture, etc.

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On 2/21/2021 at 4:08 AM, EnergyReaper said:

First, the third one is wrong. It should be 我送了把吉他给他

 

Really? Couldn't the last sentence just be a contraction of 我送了一把吉他给他?

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EnergyReaper
2 hours ago, anonymoose said:

Couldn't the last sentence just be a contraction of 我送了一把吉他给他?

You are right. I said that not to mean it's grammatically wrong, just because Flickserve had wanted to use it as a translation to "I have given the guitar to him".

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