The other day in my Chinese class we were doing this examples,


I have to questions, the first one if you can say it without 当。 Like

所有的礼,我最喜欢你送给我的真丝手袋。 If you can what is de diference.

The second question is for me the one that is driving me a little crazy. Can you put a 是 in the sentence.


所有的礼,我最喜欢的(礼物)是你送给我的真丝手袋。 If you can what is de diference.

In English or Spanish i would always put a 是 (verb to be) like:

From all the presents the one i most liked was the handbag you gave me.


Could it be:


Would it be de same with the frase 过程中 like. ¿Do you need a or not?

¿Which of these sentences is right?

我最喜欢的名人是姚明,因为他在球比赛中的态度热情和谦虚。 我最喜欢的名人是姚明,因为他在球比赛中的态度热情和谦虚。

Thanks for your answers.

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To answer your first question, yes, 在所有的礼当中 and 在所有的礼中 mean the same.

For the second question, yes, you can use 是, but you change the sentence structure from the original one. We understand the original one as: 在所有的礼当中,我/最喜欢/你送给我的/真丝手袋, where the main verb is 喜欢 and 你送给我的 is an attributive phrase modifying 真丝手袋. The main part of the sentence is 我喜欢真丝手袋.

And for your sentence 在所有的礼中,我最喜欢的(礼物)是你送给我的真丝手袋。we understand it as: 我最喜欢的/礼物/是/你送给我的/真丝手袋。where the main verb is 是 and 我最喜欢的 and 你送给我的 are attributive phrases modifying 礼物 and 真丝手袋 respectively. The main part of this sentence is 礼物是真丝手袋.

By the same token, both of these two sentences are correct but with different syntax.

在所有的首饰当中,我最喜欢这幅耳环。// among all the 首饰, I like this earring most.

在所有的首饰中,我最喜欢的是这幅耳环。// among all the 首饰, what I like most is this earring.

As for your last two sentences:



Both are problematic. The correct one can be:


The reason why we need a 的 is that in Chinese(unlike in English) adjective can not modify noun directly and it should have a 的 to form an attributive phrase. E. g. we can say 热情的态度, 谦虚的态度, but not 热情态度, 谦虚态度. 热情 and 谦虚 are adjectives.

P. S. I feel 谦虚的态度 is natural, but 热情的态度 is a bit off in this context. 热情的态度 is natural when put in the service context. But it could be just me.


在所有的礼中,我最喜欢的是你送给我的真丝手袋 is a topic-comment sentence

  • Topic: 在所有的礼当中 (among all the gifts)

  • Comment: 我最喜欢的是你送给我的真丝手袋 (the one I like the best is the silk handbag you gave me)

在所有的礼中,我最喜欢的是你送给我的真丝手袋 = among all the gifts, the one I like the best is the silk handbag you gave me


我最喜欢你送给我的真丝手袋 is a SVO sentence

  • 在所有的礼中 is a relative clause that adds information to the main clause

  • (在所有的礼中) 我最喜欢你送给我的真丝手袋 = I like the silk handbag you gave me best (among all the gifts)

Which of these sentences is right?

  • 我最喜欢的名人是姚明,因为他在球赛中的态度热情和谦虚。 (O)

  • 我最喜欢的名人是姚明,因为他在球赛中的态度是热情和谦虚(的)。 You need the 的 because there's a 是.

[N] + [是...的] is a common structure to describe N with a description in [是(description) 的]


(在演說的过程中)(我不斷強調[X]) = (relative clause) + (SOV sentence)

(在演說的过程中)(我不斷強調的是[X]) = (topic) + (comment)

  • What is the (O) meaning? ¿is the sentece right or not? In the comment you left at the ende of this sentence. 我最喜欢的名人是姚明,因为他在球赛中的态度热情和谦虚。 (O)
    – ANTXON
    Commented Aug 27, 2020 at 15:08
  • (O) correct; grammatical
    – Tang Ho
    Commented Aug 27, 2020 at 15:08

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