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Making Sense of Grammar
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As the analysis shown in the last answer, the Verbal-object word帮(bāng)忙(máng) can not add object again, instead, it is used in the structure of ‘帮(bāng)+O+忙(máng)’ such as bang- tāde-máng 帮他的忙 ‘do somebody a favor’.

However, there are some verbal-object words can also add object directly, includes chūtái 出台 ‘introduce’, diǎnzàn 点赞 ‘like’.
answered Nov 12, 2020 by Mickey (7,360 points)

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