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Making Sense of Grammar
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Expressions denoting indefinite frequency are normally realized by adverbs. This subclass includes: ‘chángcháng/jīngcháng’ (often), ‘tōngcháng’ (usually), ‘píngcháng’ (commonly), ‘xíguànxìng de’ (habitually, customarily), ‘yībān de’(generally), ‘zǒngshì’ (always), ‘yīxiàng’ (consistently), ‘xiànglái’ (always), ‘yīchéngbùbiàn de’ (invariably), ‘yīlǜ de’ (without exception), ‘bùtíng de’ (incessantly), ‘yǒngjiǔ de’ (forever), ‘héngdìng de’ (permanently), ‘bùduàn de’ (continuously), ‘yīzài de/zàisān de’ (repeatedly), ‘fǎnfù de’, (repeatedly), ‘yǒushíhou’ (sometimes), ‘ǒurán de’ (occasionally), ‘jiànhuò de’ (occasionally) ‘zhōuqīxìng de’ (periodically), etc.

[1] Loar, J. K. (2011). Chinese syntactic grammar: functional and conceptual principles. New York: Peter Lang.
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