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Making Sense of Grammar
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paired conjunctions: 不管…还是…

conjunction followed by conjunctive: 无论/不论…也 ‘still’, ‘in addition’/都 ‘all’, ‘in every case’ . . .

不管风多大,飞机还是照常起飞。

Bú guǎn fēng duō dà,fēi jī hái shì zhào cháng qǐ fēi。

No matter how strong the wind is, the plane will take off as usual.

无论/不论价钱多贵,她也要买。

Wú lùn /bú lùn jià qián duō guì,tā yě yào mǎi。

No matter how expensive it is, she will still want to buy it.

无论/不论天多热,他都洗热水澡。

Wú lùn /bú lùn tiān duō rè,tā dōu xǐ rè shuǐ zǎo。

No matter how hot it is, he always takes a hot bath.

[1] Yip, P. C., Rimmington, D., Xiaoming, Z., & Henson, R. (2009). Basic Chinese: a grammar and workbook. Taylor & Francis.
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