发表于 2016-10-17 23:15:05
- 30 posts
Posted 04 October 2016 - 06:37 PM
When the verb has an object, the duration is normally placed between the verb and the object, i.e. 我学了四年的英语, not after the verb+object phrase. When we repeat the verb as in 我学英语学了四年, I think the emphasis is more on the time duration. As for double 了, Yip Po-Ching and Don Rimmington in Intermediate Chinese say that by using double 了, the speaker is adding a personal gloss (of impatience, complaint, warning, etc.) to the statement. Compare: 我学英语学了四年 and 我学英语学了四年了 (and I still can't understand such a simple dialogue!).