There are two main different classification for the term “Yong”. Some argue that “Yong” can be classified as a verb and preposition.
The people who claim “Yong”has two classifications argue that “Yong” and its object are used in sentences with an adverbial function or meaning, “Yong” should be classified as a preposition. If that structure consists of the main predicate , then it should be classified as a verb.
If we just consider a word′s function in a given sentences, when we judge a word’s classification, there would be many double classification words in Modern Chinese.
On the other hand, others argue that whether “Yong + object” structures function as an adverbial or not, “Yong” is just still a verb.
My opinion , as I will argue in this paper, is that while the structure of “Yong + object” can be used as adverbials, it also can be used as the main predicate in sentences. Considering this, I argue that “Yong” is a verb.