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Making Sense of Grammar
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A relative clause can be a verb or a verbal phrase.

李:昨天我家有一个派对。

lǐ :zuó tiān wǒ jiā yǒu yī gè pài duì 。

Li: Yesterday there was a party at my house.

王:哦,是吗?来的人多不多?

wáng :ò ,shì ma ?lái de rén duō bú duō ?

Wang: Oh, is that so? Were there many people who came (to your party)?

喜欢看中国电影的人应该学中文。

xǐ huān kàn zhōng guó diàn yǐng de rén yīng gāi xué zhōng wén 。

People who like to see Chinese movies should study Chinese.

昨天跟我去看电影的那个女孩子是我妹妹。

zuó tiān gēn wǒ qù kàn diàn yǐng de nà gè nǚ hái zǐ shì wǒ mèi mèi 。

The girl who went to see a movie with me yesterday was my younger sister.

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