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Making Sense of Grammar
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paired conjunctions: 语气…倒不如…,宁可…也不…

与其出去看电影,倒不如在家看电视。

Yǔ qí chū qù kàn diàn yǐng,dǎo bú rú zài jiā kàn diàn shì。

I would rather stay at home and watch television than go out and see a film.

(lit. Rather than going out to see a film, it is not as good as watching

我宁可自己做,也不要别人帮。

Wǒ níng kě zì jǐ zuò,yě bú yào bié rén bāng。

I would rather do it myself than ask other people for help.

[1] Yip, P. C., Rimmington, D., Xiaoming, Z., & Henson, R. (2009). Basic Chinese: a grammar and workbook. Taylor & Francis.
answered Dec 21, 2020 by Ariel (28,250 points)

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