IV. Declarative sentences

 

A. When the main verb does not have an object.

 

subject + verb + complement + le

 

chīwán le.

我吃完了。

          I finished eating. /I ate.

 

B. When the main verb takes an object which does not have a modifier.

 

subject + verb + complement + simple object + le

 

chīwán fàn le.

我吃完饭了。

          I finished eating (the food/meal). /I ate (the food/meal).

 

C. When the main verb takes an object which has a modifier.

 

modifier + object + subject + verb + complement + le

 

Nèi wèntí huídáduì le.

那个问题我回答对了。

          I answered that question correctly.