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Oct
23
accepted Two words for 'escorting,' 'showing around'
Oct
23
asked Two words for 'escorting,' 'showing around'
Aug
23
awarded  Scholar
Aug
23
accepted Use of 而 preceding verb
Aug
23
comment Use of 而 preceding verb
I think you have a point. Language is very redundant and I think it could be that this word sometimes is used to simply mark the verb and make the language clearer. "Padding." Thank you.
Aug
22
comment Use of 而 preceding verb
Yes, thanks for the Chinese rendering of my pinyin.
Aug
22
comment Use of 而 preceding verb
Your first example speaks to the question, now that I added examples. Suppose I leave "er" out of "dui mian zuo." Would the meaning still be clear? And could "er" add a bit of the reason for sitting in a particular way, if you know?
Aug
22
revised Use of 而 preceding verb
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Aug
22
comment Use of 而 preceding verb
I will not neglect to do so. On other sites one is generally advised to wait a day or two before accepting. Is this site different?
Aug
21
awarded  Editor
Aug
21
revised Use of 而 preceding verb
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Aug
21
awarded  Student
Aug
21
comment Use of 而 preceding verb
@congliu: Yes I will look for a good example today and add it to the question. Thank you.
Aug
21
awarded  Supporter
Aug
21
asked Use of 而 preceding verb