The structure 有的…有的…
We state the adjective before a noun to refer to some group of people or objects.
Some children are allergic to milk
yǒude háizi duì niúnǎi guòmǐn
This adjective also can be used in the structure It contrasts one group with another. For example: “Some people like coffee and others like tea”.
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In place of "A" and "B", we can state any part of a sentence such as subjects, predicates, circumstances or objects.
晚上六点以后,有的人下班了, 有的人在加班
After 6:00 p.m., some people are leaving work, and some are working overtime
wǎnshang liù diǎn yǐhòu, yǒude rén xiàbān le, yǒude rén zài jiābān
There are skirts on some counters and shirts on others
yǒude guìtái lǐ fàngzhe qúnzi, yǒude guìtái lǐ fàngzhe chènshān
We usually do not repeat the noun after the second 有的.
Some words I know, and some I don't
yǒu de zì wǒ rènshi, yǒu de wǒ bú rènshi
Some children are curious, while others are calm
yŏude háizi hăoqí, yŏude píngjìng tănrán
If there is already context given before the structure, we can omit both nouns.
Xiao Zhang has many stamps. Some of them are Chinese, and some of them are foreign
xiǎo zhāng de yóupiào hěn duō, yǒude shì zhōngguó de, yǒude shì wàiguó de
他有很多房子, 有的在国内, 有的在国外
He has many houses.Some of them are in this country, and some of them are abroad
tā yǒu hěn duō fángzi, yǒude zài guónèi, yǒude zài guówài
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