III. Sentence structures with resultative complements

 

The resultative complement is a verb or stative verb suffixed to the main verb. A few things to remember when constructing a sentence in which the verb takes a resultative complement are:

 

1. Nothing can be placed between the verb and the complement.

 

 

kànjiàn le.            

我看见她了。

I saw her.

 

2. If leis used, it should be placed at the end of the sentence.

 

3. If the object has a modifier, the object is often placed at the beginning of the sentence.

 

 

Nèi wèntí huídáduì le.    

那个问题我回答对了。

          I answered that question correctly.

 

The following examples show how resultative complements are used in declarative, negative, interrogative and sentences.