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Why it is grammatical to say yīnwéi... suǒyǐ (因為…所以) in Chinese, yet such usage is ungrammatical in English?

asked Jan 2, 2018 in Questions about Chinese Grammar by admin (23,690 points)
edited Apr 19, 2018 by admin

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English has a clear distinction between main clause and subordinate clauses. In a full sentence, conjunctions are needed to connect main and subordinate clauses. However, Chinese does not need to differentiate main with subordinate. 

answered Jan 2, 2018 by admin (23,690 points)
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