tuī (推)

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tuī is used as a transitive verb, whose syntactic behavior is very similar to that of dào. When tuī is used in BEI and BA alternations, generally using a complement or PP to follow it is necessary.

Coding frame

Simplex Verb form

Example

(102)
Lǎo shī zài tuī yīgè xiāngzǐ.
laoshi
teacher
zai
PRES
tui
push
yi-ge
one-CL
xiangzi
box
‘The teacher is pushing a box.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# PUSH Coding set Argument type
1 pusher Ø A
2 pushee Ø P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
C
M y
(265)
‘Dad pushed the table away.’
C
N y
C
N y
C
M y
(175)
‘The big case is heavy to push.’
C
N y
C
M y
(174)
‘The table was pushed aside by Dad.’