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What is the semantic relationship between the verbal phrases of a serial verb construction?

The general syntax of a serial verb construction sentence type is:

S VP1 VP2 VP3

wherein S stands for Subject and VP for verbal phrase.

As far as I know, the sequence of verbal phrases express an event in a detailed way.

But is the relationship between the verbal phrases just temporal, i.e. do the verbal phrases describe an event temporally in the sequence of their appearance?

For example:

我 看水果 切水果 愉快地吃水果 .

I see a watermelon,then cut it, then joyously eat it.

Is the temporal relationship the only one?


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NinchaMachine • February 15, 2017


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