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"They broke up last month."

Translation:他们上个月分手了。

July 11, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ejlilie

Because 分 is the active verb here, 他们分了手 should also be accepted, since the verb can either be dissected or clumped in speech.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DereckStJohn

I think you're right that it is grammatically possible. However, "分手" is such a set phrase that "分手了" is more common. Maybe a native Chinese speaker can explain when "分了手" is acceptable.

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