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How dose the 们 work in sentences

I'm really confused because I was taught that 们 is used as a plural word to do stuff like they and we but the sentence 你们不爱猫 apparently means you do not like cats shouldn't it be they don't like cats?
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Should one say “习题解答与提示” or “习题解答或提示”?

If the appendix of a textbook consists of the solutions to some exercises and hints to other exercises, should it be named as "习题解答与提示"or"习题解答或提示"?
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Translation of “you either speak too quickly or too slowly.” without repeating 说

This answer gives an example sentence meaning "you speak too quickly" to illustrate the usage of 得 (·de). 1) 你说得太快了。 In order to say "you either speak too quickly or too slowly", I'm pretty sure it'...
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part-of-speech of 只有

I am not sure what are the possible part-of-speeches of 只有 What are the part-of-speeches of 只有 in these sentences? 水深也'只有'十二米 '只有'通过学者的社区考验过的思想,才有活力
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what is 以及与? is it “and + and”, if so why use such a thing?

I've been reading a book and stumbled upon what looks like a double conjunction 以及与: 他们惊讶地发现,虽然属于不同的时代,但那些动植物相互之间,以及与现代生物之间都有许多相似之处. Is this a mistake? If not, then surely author differenciates ...
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Which is “with” and which is “and” in 与,和,就,跟,同,并,及

In Chinese there are a lot of conjunctions: 与,和,就,跟,同,并,及,乃(廼迺),而,也,共,又,亦,且,兼 all of which are usually and lazily translated as English "and". Question: I wonder which of those glyphs is ...
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How similar do terms have to be to connect them with 與, 與其,及其?

I often want to make my sentences short in order to pass our classroom exercise of writing a 簡體 abstract from memory in under 5 minutes. The biggest problem seems to be that I use 與,及其,與其,in ...
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In my bullet list, is …是个… [something]的 problematic, and do I need an “and”?

From my talk's slides, I have: 先结论... 对于给定m(即为确定的元素数量),m! #PLR(r,s,n;m)是个 - 三元多项式, - 对称多项式(即#PLR(r,s,n;m)=#PLR(s,r,n;m)等), - 整数系数的, - 3m次多项式。 (I have some students here helping ...
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Why is there no conjunction between 健康 and 有活力的生活状态 in 无法保持健康有活力的生活状态?

In the following sentence: 那些不注意身体的人,到时候,无法保持健康有活力的生活状态,白白留下人生的遗憾,也让爱你的亲友感到痛苦。 The sentence above should mean something like the following: Those who don't care about their health cannot keep ...
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Lists and Conjunctions

Is the use of a conjunction between the second-last and last word in a list a natural Chinese construction? Sometimes the construction feels like an Anglicism: I do not hear it in daily speech that ...
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How to express “until ~” in Chinese?

Suppose that I want to express the following (sample) sentence: There is still 3 hours until the departure of the flight. If you use a dictionary, the matched entries for "until" would be ...
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Does 与 change the meaning of this sentence?

I ended up writing such a sentence, with some help of Google Translate: 用中文与我联系不是一个好主意。 I tried to say: Contacting me in Chinese is not a good idea. Since my Chinese is pretty basic, I was ...
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The use of “、” in more than three items

In the following sentence: 沙溢、胡可与安吉、小鱼儿一家四口集体亮相,同时《捉妖记2》视效制片人Ellen Poon也透露了电影幕后制作的花絮。 I think the use of "、" should be A、B、C与D. In other words, it should be put between each word except the last ...