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A prepositional phrase that appears after a verb is a complement of the verb.

(a) Verb + 在 + location

他把我的书放在桌子上。

Tā bǎ wǒ de shū fàng zài zhuō zǐ shàng 。

He put my book on the table.

我的车,你停在哪里了?

Wǒ de chē ,nǐ tíng zài nǎ lǐ le ?

Where did you park my car?

(b) Verb +往 + location (destination)

这班飞机是飞往伦敦的。

Zhè bān fēi jī shì fēi wǎng lún dūn de 。

This flight is bound for London.

(c) Verb + 给 + person

请把这封信交给他。

Qǐng bǎ zhè fēng xìn jiāo gěi tā 。

Please hand this letter to him.

那辆日本车,他已经卖给我了。

Nà liàng rì běn chē ,tā yǐ jīng mài gěi wǒ le 。

He already sold that Japanese car to me.

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