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Why it is ungrammatical to say ‘*他比我很高’?

asked Jan 2, 2018 in Questions about Chinese Grammar by admin (25,240 points) | 172 views

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Comparative bǐ (比) functions as hěn (很) in signalling evaluation. This is why comparative and degree do not co-occur. And ‘*他比我很高’ is ungrammatical. 

answered Jan 2, 2018 by admin (25,240 points)
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