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When to use 把?

Posted by brendan June 3, 2007 in the Group General Discussion.

The lesson about buying train tickets had the following sentence: 


From the little I have read or understood, the 把 acts as a marker, allowing the object of the sentence to be put ahead of the verb. What I don't get is why a speaker would choose to do this? Is a change of emphasis being achieved? Or is the resulting sentence aesthetically more satisfying that any alternative. On that point, what would he alternatives be in this case?

I avoided adding this question to the lesson itself, as I felt the point was general enough.



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