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5 years, 1 month ago
I don't fully understand the grammatical structure of the following sentence:
Specifically I'm confused about the 是 in this sentence. It reminds me of the 是……的 construction, but there's no corresponding 的.
Is there some kind of pattern in this sentence that I'm missing?
Apr 15, 2018 at 15:30
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I think the sentence does content the 是...的 structure. However, the 的 has been omitted. The full sentence is:
的 in 这一地区的市场情况 is used as the attributive 助词.
So, now the question becomes when 的 should be dropped ? I think people would drop the 的 in the 是...的 structure if there is another 的 that has been used previously. For example, 我来是要检查你们的工作， if I remove 的 in 你们的工作, then you should add 的 back at the end of the sentence. It would become 我来是要检查(你们)工作
Apr 15, 2018 at 23:34
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Rephrase it a bit and you can get the
的) 是要瞭解這一個區的市場情況。 我
I wouldn't phrase this sentence using the
是……的 construction though, the detail
要瞭解這一個區的市場情況 is a bit long, plus it contains another
的 inside the detail, making it more easily misunderstood.
Apr 15, 2018 at 15:47
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