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.            


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.    


          I answered that question correctly.


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