2: Subject, Predicate, Object, Modifiers, Clause and Complement

Just like in English, a Chinese sentence consists of

[Subject] + [Predicate],

as the two basic components.

We also say subject first, then predicate. For example, if we want to say “I love you.”, in Chinese the order of words is the same.

Definition of predicate: one of the two main constituents of a sentence; the predicate contains the verb and its complements.

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