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(那件衣服可不是我洗的)我洗衣服很干净的。

Can someone try to explain to me the function of 的 at The end the sentence "我洗衣服很干净的"? Shouldn't it have been “我衣服洗得很干净”. Does “我洗衣服很干净的” follow any pattern/structure? Thank you.

  • look up the topic "语气助词" (modal particles)in any Chinese grammar,e。g。in "实用现代汉语语法":427页:五、的:"的"用于陈述句末,可以加强肯定语气,谓语前往往还用"是"(参见第四编第三章第二节"是。。。的"句(二))(also look up the topic 是。。。的 sentence)例如:(1)放心吧,你的病会好的。(2)他一定会回来的。(3)我是同意你的意见的。 – user6065 May 7 '15 at 9:06
  • how to find additional references: google e。g。"Chinese grammar, modal particle 的", one result:resources.allsetlearning.com/chinese/grammar/… – user6065 May 7 '15 at 14:27
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    Why is 的 used in these sentences? already contains a similar discussion. Please consider in the future using the search box on the top right of the page to check whether a similar question has already been asked. – Flaudre May 7 '15 at 16:04
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To perform the meaning in the given context below sentences would be useful:

1.我衣服洗得很干净 (100% perfect correct, native chinese , popular sentence )

2.我衣服洗得很干净 (的)/(滴)/(啦)/(哟)/(呐)/(呀) etc... ( only to emphasize, no additional meaning. )

3.我洗(过)(的)衣服很干净 (native, perfect,popular )

4.我衣服洗很干净 (native,perfect,popular, 4 is the full sentence of 1)

5.我洗衣服/很干净的 ( olny a bit weird but most ppl understand)

6.我洗衣服(的过程)是很干净的 (native,perfect,popular, 6 is improvement of 5)

if you only want a shortcut, following the most popular way native speaker says will be more useful than researching on Chinese grammars stuff.

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IMO, 干净 is an adjective, so 很干净 can't be used to modify the action 洗衣服.

  • 我洗衣服很干净 Orally OK, but feels little bit odd. Adding 的 is good practice. Here 的 links 干净 to 衣服

  • 我洗衣服很费水/很卖力/很勤快 This is normal, as 费水 etc describes 洗衣服. Adding 的 on the end is also fine in the sense @S.Rhee pointed out

  • 我洗的衣服很干净 Normal as well. 干净 describes 衣服. Adding 的 is also fine as well

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