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Chinese Grammar Info provides an excellent write up on the three distinct de particles. See the site for the full article. The main points are: (的) de as the possessor or causing the possessive function: 我的书 wǒ de shū my book 这是你的书。 Zhè shì nǐ de shū. This is your book. (地) de/di as the ly suffix 慢慢地 mànmande ...


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Sentence 1: 我发给你一个邮件 发给 is its own meaning of "issued/transmitted/sent", whereas 给 just means give. So the first sentence: 我发给你一个邮件 = I transmitted/sent an e-mail to you. Sentence 2: 我给你发一个邮件 给 is more of a connection/preposition, like to. So, It's more like I to you send an e-mail. Like you said, both are equally correct and used with equal frequency. ...



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