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Making Sense of Grammar
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One of the key features of English is that it has a clear distinction between main and subordinate structures. And there can only be one main clause in a sentence, or one main verb in a clause. (Liu, 2012)

•However, the distinction is not clearly encoded in Chinese. In a topic chain or serial verb construction, it may not be clear which is main and which is subordinate structurally. (Liu,2012)

刘美君 . 英文文法有道理!重新认识英文文法概念 . 台湾:联经出版社 , 2012.
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