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        promptly / right away / already

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Grammar: Adverb
Notes: 即 is an aspectual function word indicating a temporal sequence (Pulleyblank 1995, p. 158). For example, 堯、舜既沒,聖人之道衰。'After the death of Yao and Shun, the principles that mark sages fell into decay.' (Mengzi: 6.9/34/20, translation by Legge)
Parent concept: 虚词 (Function Words)
Topic: Modern Chinese

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