把 (bǎ) sentences are a distinctive and essential structure in Chinese grammar. The use of 把 is particularly common in conversational Chinese. It’s often used when the speaker wants to draw attention to the outcome or the status of the object, or when the action leads to a change or a new situation for the object.
The 把 sentence typically follows the pattern: Subject + 把 + Object + Verb Phrase. In this structure, 把 brings the object of the verb to the forefront of the sentence, highlighting the action’s impact on the object. This focus on the object is a key characteristic of 把 sentences.