Learn Chinese Grammar Lesson 2

Ask Questions 2

Another way to form an interrogative sentence is by juxtaposing the verb or adjective of the predicate and its negative form.

This kind of question is called affirmative-negative question, or alternative question.

For example:


You love her.
itā.   
她。
youloveher     
predicate:
i
love
negative form of the predicate:
bi
notlove
Do you love her?
ibitā?  
她?
youlovenotloveher     


ATTENTION: This is wrong!

你爱不爱她吗?
(nǐ i b i tā ma?   )

You cannot use both (ma) and the affirmative-negative structure!


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