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I was watching 三体 ep2 and I came across this sentence 我这房子本来买了就是结婚用的 Why did they put 这房子 before 买了?

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It is called [topic + comment] sentence structure.

  • [这房子] is the topic

  • [本来买了就是结婚用的] is the comment

Example:

  • [SVO]:我來煮這頓飯 [S = 我; V = 來煮; O = 這頓飯]

I am cooking this meal

  • [topic + comment]: 這頓飯我來煮 [topic = 這頓飯; comment = 我來煮]

This meal, I am cooking it

[topic + comment] structure emphasizes the object.

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  • Thank you so much. Could you also explain what this structure is used for? Is it to emphasize?
    – n0llakolm3
    Commented Jan 23, 2023 at 15:19
  • Yes, it emphasizes the object. 本来买了这房子就是结婚用的 doesn't emphasize 这房子 like 这房子本来买了就是结婚用的 does
    – Tang Ho
    Commented Jan 23, 2023 at 15:40

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