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Is there a difference between active-LE and stative-LE?

asked Dec 6, 2017 in Questions about Chinese Grammar by admin (25,240 points)
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Students cannot clearly differentiate active-le and stative-le because the constructions are similar.

      e.g.       Active-le           他上學了                           Stative-le        他生病了                   

                                               tā shàng-xué le                                        tā shēngbìng le 

                                              3p.sg go.to-school LE                              3p.sg sick LE 

                                              ‘He went to school.’                                 ‘He is sick.’                                

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

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