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Subject + verb + object (S + V + O) is generally considered the basic word order in a Chinese sentence of the subject–predicate construction. However, many variations exist, most notably the 把 structure.

我  认识    王小姐。

Wǒ  rèn shí  wáng xiǎo jiě 。

S   V       O

I know Miss Wang.

[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.

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