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Glossary of David and Helen in China useful grammar patterns

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不知道怎么搞的
"I don't know whow it happened, but… OR "somehow…(sth happened)"
趁早V….
Before it's too late…
等A再B
Wait until….., then ….
就V….好了
Why don't you just…?
LOCATION就是PLACE
Right at (LOCATION) is (PLACE)
V来V去, 就是。。。
Kept doing _V_, but just couldn't…
你看SB do STH好?
What do you think about SB doing STH
虽然, 但是总比 …..多了
Although… yet it's much more (ADJ) than ….
再过TIME EXPRESSION,就VERB了
SB/STH will ____ in (TIME PERIOD)
早不V,晚不V,偏偏在——————的时候————
Sb does something at the worst time
TIME EXPRESSION来,_________
Over the last (month, few days, etc…)
除非。。。否则。。。
unless… otherwise…
何必。。。呢?
rhetorical: "why bother/worry about —————?"
要不是。。。,B…..
If it weren't for A, B (would have happened)

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