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    dōu     all

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Grammar: Adverb
Notes: The scope of modification of 都 is backward looking (Sun 2006, loc. 2047). For example, 一切的路都封上了。 'The entire road was closed off.' (Lao She, 2003, p. 175) 都 may also be used to sum up the previous elements. It has a similar meaning in both modern and postclassical literary Chinese (Norman 1988, p. 127).
Concept: 范围 Scope
Parent concept: 虚词 (Function Words)
Topic: Modern Chinese

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