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Jimmy Lin (2004). Event Structure and the Encoding of Arguments.

URL: http://www.umiacs.umd.edu/~jimmylin/publications/JLin-Mandarin-verb-syntax.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 1366&langcode=fra (2020-08-10).


Example #1:

    (85)       a. Anne ´etait      triste.
    Anne be-Past-Imp sad
    `Anne was sad.'
Example #2:

    b. Anne fut           triste
    Anne be-Past-Perf sad
    `Anne became sad.'
Example #3:

    (86)       a. Jeanne savait      la reponse
    Jeanne be-Past-Imp the answer
    `Anne knew the answer.'
Example #4:

    b. Sudain, Jeanne sut               la reponse.
    Suddenly Jeanne know-Past-Perf the answer
    `Suddenly, Anne came to know the answer.'
Example #5:

    (89)    a. Hier,     Anne fut           triste.
    yesterday Anne be-Past-Perf sad
    `Anne became sad yesterday.'