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Does LE (了) mark completion?

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No. Le does not mark completion.

       e.g.       他寫了,但是沒寫完。

                     tā xiě-le, dànshì méi xiě-wán

                     3p.sg write-LE, but NEG write-finish

                     ‘He wrote (it), but didn’t finish (it).’

answered Jan 2, 2018 by admin (25,240 points)

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