I read that you should not use a 把 construction with 过 as an aspect particle for the verb. But I came across this sentence:


Is this correct ?


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It's correct. 过 here denotes the action has happened. The action is 摔坏. The sentence can be parsed as:

[他] [把(手机)摔坏过] [两三次]

In English: he has dropped and crashed his phone a couple of times.

  • problem: find more examples on the web of 把 + object + verb + aspect particle 过;there seems to be an unlimited number of 把 + object + verb + aspect particle 了,and a much smaller number with 着, also combination 着了: 他又把门开着了
    – user6065
    Commented Sep 12, 2018 at 17:23

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