Questions about the rules that govern and structure the language, and the composition of clauses, sentences and expressions.

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Has anyone used ChineseSkill here?

Has anyone used ChineseSkill here? This is the best app I've seen so far for learning chinese . But why am I wrong here?
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What can be put between the both parts of a separable verb?

I only know, that a verb which is made up of a verb and object, can be separated and further structures can be put between. For instance: 发愁 , wherein 发 is the verb and 愁 is the object, can be ...
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What is important to consider while building an adverbial phrase?

As far as I know, in Chinese, the adverbial phrase is put right in front of the verb and its purpose is to describe the verb. Sentence pattern: S adverbialphrase V O What are the rules to put a ...
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Where do i put adverbial expressions and other phrases in a sentence?

I know Chinese use the sequence S O V. I also know place follows time, for instance in these ways: t(ime),p(lace) S tp V O tp S V O t S p V O Where do i put further phrases, like adverbial ...
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What different grammatical uses exist for 而 in classical chinese?

The question itself is already sufficient in description. Whose brilliant brain had the idea to coerce this nonsensical additional commentary text on us?
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What is the difference between chinese sentence structure and chinese sentence pattern?

The words seem to denote the same thing at first, but they seem to differ dramatically in what they express.