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Mandarin Chinese grammar question


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Hello there! I have a question about Mandarin Chinese grammar. Which of the following sentences are acceptable: 

1) 他是在公共汽车里的前面 
2) 他是在公共汽车的前面里 
3) 他是在公共汽车里的前面里 

Also, would you be able to say something like "他是在前面的公共汽车(里)? 

Thanks in advance!

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I wouldn't use any of these three sentences, to be honest. Could you provide a translation of what you would like to get across for those three sentences. I might be able to provide some solutions then. 

 

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I'm trying to say "he is in the front of the bus". The thing is that I'm a syntactitian doing research, so I'd like to know if these sentences are acceptable grammatically, regardless of how commonly it's used. Thanks! :D

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Since this is a Chinese-specific question and grammar related, I've moved it to a more appropriate section.

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2 hours ago, Johann said:

I'm trying to say "he is in the front of the bus". The thing is that I'm a syntactitian doing research, so I'd like to know if these sentences are acceptable grammatically, regardless of how commonly it's used. Thanks! :D

then I would just say 他在公共汽车前面。

the 里 is definitely wrong semantically here, also syntactically I would say as it doesn't make any sense to have a preposition at this place in the sentence. 

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