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Making Sense of Grammar
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The subject is not always the performer of the action; it is sometimes the receiver of the action.

我的车修好了。

Wǒ de chē xiū hǎo le。

My car has been fi xed.

(车 does not perform the action of 修.)

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

[2] Teng, W. H. (2016). Yufa! A practical guide to Mandarin Chinese grammar. Taylor & Francis.

answered Feb 2, 2021 by Ariel (34,480 points)

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