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When the verb, the adjective or the modal verb contains only one character:

王:你们明天去不去他家?

Wáng :nǐ men míng tiān qù bú qù tā jiā ?

Wang: Are you (plural) going to his house tomorrow?

张:我去,我太太不去。

Zhāng :wǒ qù ,wǒ tài tài bú qù 。

Zhang: I am going; my wife is not.

丁:你累不累

Dīng :nǐ lèi bú lèi ?

Ding: Are you tired?

陈:不太累。

Chén :bú tài lèi 。

Chen: I am not too tired.

李:明天会不会下雨?

Lǐ :míng tiān huì bú huì xià yǔ ?

Li: Will it rain tomorrow?

张:不会。

Zhāng :bú huì 。

Zhang: It won’t.

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

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