Serial-verb constructions refer to sentences that comprise two or more verb phrases in a series. The word-order of verbs can be flexible or rigid depending on different constructions.
→ 他在廚房裡喝咖啡看報 (t¯a z`ai ch´uf´ang l˘ı h¯e k¯af¯ei k`an b`ao/ He is drinking coffee and reading the newspaper in the kitchen.)
→ 爸爸送姊姊上學 (b`aba s`ong jiˇejie sh`ang xu´e/ Father sent sister to school.)
Reference: Chinese: a linguistic introduction by Chao Fen Sun