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Making Sense of Grammar
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The discussion of the RVC is based on the research and observations of Gu (1992). The RVC consists of two verb slots. V1 denotes an activity, V2 the resultant state brought about by the implementation of V1. V1 slot can be taken by an Activity, transitive or intransitive. V2 is more restrictive with respect to the types of verb that can enter it, for the verb that can act as V2 must be able to express a result or a change of state. Therefore, the natural candidates for V2 are Achievements. In Mandarin Chinese, Achievements include some adjective stative verbs, which can act as inchoatives denoting a change of state.
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