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Because there is no such thing as grammar in Chinese," please tell me where you guys keep hearing this from in Joseph Needham‘s book “science and civilisation in China”, volume VII, part I, page 24; in the remark, it mentioned: “[...] like Lionel Giles in 1945, would want to claim 'Chinese cannot really be said to have any grammar at all.' [...]” my “...


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As a modern Chinese word, the age of "语法" is about 100 years. Because modern Chinese originated from the May 4th Movement, which took place on May 4, 1919. But there was also the word "语法" in ancient Chinese, for example: Case1: 《左传·昭公二十年》:“尔其勉之!相从为愈” 。 唐-孔颖达疏:“服虔云:‘相从愈於共死。’则服意‘相从’使员从其言也。语法,两人交互乃得称‘相’,独使员从己,语不得为相从也。”。 Case2: 金-王若虚《论语辨惑二》:...


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