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I came across this s: 请问关于解释《里》和《内》的区别.

I have googled and "请问关于解释" happens on the Internet. However, according to what I have read here, it's always placed after the verb. Is 解释 not a verb here? Why such a bizarre word order?

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请问解释关于《里》和《内》的区别 (would you please tell/answer me about explaining the difference between《里》and《内》)

This sentence is awkward because 请问 (would you please tell me) is a set phrase that should followed by a question instead of a demand/ request "解释关于" (explain about).

The better phrasing would be:

  1. 请解释关于 《里》和《内》的区别 (Please explain about the difference between 《里》and《内》)

    关于(about) can be omitted

or

  1. 请问《里》和《内》有什麼区别? (would you please tell/ answer me what is the difference between 《里》and《内》?)

请问关于解释《里》和《内》的区别 (would you please tell/ answer me about explaining the difference between《里》and《内》)

Even worse! Not only 请问 is followed by a demand/ request '解释' instead of a question, the order of 关于 and 解释 is also wrong. It is not "关于解释" (about explain) but "解释关于" (explain about)

"请问关于解释《里》和《内》的区别" is just a badly constructed sentence.

  • 谢谢你的回答!So I was right something was off. Maybe I just copied the sentence wrong back when… – MrVocabulary Jul 29 '18 at 6:08
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"请问关于解释《里》和《内》的区别" is invalid sentence, we may say"请问《里》和《内》的区别",this is what the invalid sentence intends to express. Also,"请问关于《里》和《内》的区别" is not good, or I may say it is an invalid sentence. 关于/《里》和《内》的//区别, or 关于//《里》和《内》的/区别 are all invalid.So 请解释关于 《里》和《内》的区别 is not proper sentence.

  • Are you saying that the last sentence you mentioned–the one Tang Ho has give as the correct one–is in fact not correct? – MrVocabulary Jul 31 '18 at 7:17
  • Right, he last sentence you mentioned–the one Tang Ho has give as the correct one–is in fact not correct. – XL _at_China Jul 31 '18 at 8:19

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