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Making Sense of Grammar
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‘Adjective + 一点’ can form a positive imperative sentence. Such an imperative sentence is usually used to urge the listener to make changes or improve.

快一点,大家都在等你一个人呢!

Kuài yī diǎn ,dà jiā dōu zài děng nǐ yī gè rén ne !

Hurry up. Everybody’s waiting for you.

马虎一点吧!不必那么严格。

Mǎ hǔ yī diǎn ba !Bú bì nà me yán gé 。

Be a little bit sloppier. There is no need to be so strict.

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