Yuan Renlin , Zhenqian , was a Qing dynasty . He was from Sanyuan county, Shaanxi province, and lived in the early 18th century.
Yuan is best known for his work ''Xu zi shuo'' , a 68–page study of s. The work is full of careful and original observations on the grammatical functions of both individual grammatical particles and combinations of these. The attention Yuan Renlin paid to combinations of grammatical particles is remarkable for its time. Yuan had a profound influence on the authors of the first proper grammar of Literary Chinese, Ma Jianzhong and his brother Ma Xiangbo.