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There are three subtypes of scope adverbs. For universal coverage, 都 dou1 ‘all’, 全 quan2 ‘all’, and 一共 yi1gong4 ‘altogether’ are frequently used. For minimum coverage, 只 zhi3 ‘only’ and 光 guang1 ‘only, just’ are frequently used. For approximation coverage, 大概 da4gai4 ‘about, approximately’ and 大约 da4yue1 ‘about, approximately’ are frequently used.

Reference

Biq, Yung-O and Chu-ren Huang. 2016. Adverbs. In A Reference Grammar of Chinese, eds. by Chu-Ren Huang and Dingxu Shi. Cambridge University Press.

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