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Making Sense of Grammar
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It is not unusual to have more than one prepositional phrase in a sentence. The general rule is that a prepositional phrase indicating time precedes one indicating location.

王英从小就在家跟爸妈说中文,所以她中文说得不错。

Wáng yīng cóng xiǎo jiù zài jiā gēn bà mā shuō zhōng wén ,suǒ yǐ tā zhōng wén shuō dé bú cuò 。

Wang Ying has been speaking Chinese with her parents at home since childhood, so she speaks Chinese quite well.

王先生跟李小姐将于下星期五在法院结婚,他们并且会在那天晚上在饭馆请客。

Wáng xiān shēng gēn lǐ xiǎo jiě jiāng yú xià xīng qī wǔ zài fǎ yuàn jié hūn ,tā men bìng qiě huì zài nà tiān wǎn shàng zài fàn guǎn qǐng kè 。

Mr Wang and Miss Li will get married at the court house next Friday; they will also have a dinner celebration at a restaurant that evening.

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