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What is the difference between "他昨天來的" and "他昨天來了"?
asked Jan 26 in Questions about Chinese Grammar by admin (19,380 points)

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In the sentence 他昨天來了 (tā zuó tiān lái le/ He came yesterday), the "Verb-LE (了)" structure is employed in order to assert a realized event. On the other hand,  the "Modifier-DE (的)" structure in 他昨天來的 (tā zuó tiān lái de/ He came yesterday) presumes the action to be true and asserts the time in which the action occurred. 

answered Jan 26 by admin (19,380 points)
edited Apr 25 by admin
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