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As what we explained in the last answer, 又(yòu) means the repetition of the same type of action or situation. It is mainly used to show the action or event already happened again, but can also be used in the future tense. For example,

1)明天又是工作日

Míngtiān        yòu   shì   gōngzuòrì

Tomorrow    again   is    weekday

‘Tomorrow is weekday again.’

2) 看来他又要生气

Kànlái           tā   yòu    yào    shēngqì

Seemingly   he  again   will    be angry

‘It seems that he will be angry again.’

3) 我明天可能又不得不请假

Wǒ   míngtiān    kěnéng    yòu   bùdébù     qǐngjià

I      tomorrow   maybe    again   have to    ask for a leave

‘I probably have to ask for a leave again tomorrow.’

引自——彭小川,李守纪,王红. 对外汉语教学语法释疑201例. 北京:商务印书馆,2004.
answered Nov 19, 2020 by Mickey (7,400 points)

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