Grammar Point Summary


【了 [3] 】

We learned that "Verb + 了" can express completion of an action. For example,


     Have you had meal? I had.

"Verb + 了" can also express immediate action, or something is about to happen.

     很晚了,我要回去 It's very late. I will go home.

Note in above sentence, 了 in "很晚了" indicated that status for "time" has changed. It is application of "Adj + 了".

     我们马上要吃饭 We are about to have meal very soon.

     我走,你呢? We are leaving. How about you?

     我看见校车来 I saw schoolbus is coming.

     要下雨 It's going to rain.