(去)

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is used as a monotransitive verb in Mandarin and, unlike go, it takes an object directly without using a preposition. However, can also act as a directional verbal morpheme that is followed by a content verb denoting the purpose to do something. And in that case, the structure is more like a serial verb construction.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(94)
Wǒ qù le Běijīng.
wo
1SG
qu-le
go-PERF
Beijing
Beijing
‘I went (to Beijing).’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# GO Coding set Argument type
1 goer Ø A
2 going goal Ø P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y