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What is wrong with the sentence *政府把谷歌和諧了?
asked Mar 14, 2018 in Questions about Chinese Grammar by admin (23,690 points)
edited Apr 26, 2018 by admin

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Bă (把) construction requires an activity verb and a resultative complement. In sentence 政府把谷歌和諧了 (zhèng fǔ bǎ gǔ gē hé xié liǎo), 和諧 (hé xié/ harmonious) is a stative adjective, not an activity verb. 

answered Mar 14, 2018 by admin (23,690 points)
edited Apr 26, 2018 by admin
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