Making Sense of Japanese Grammar (Paper) by Zelijko Cipris;Shoko Hamano;Zeljko Cipris

By Zelijko Cipris;Shoko Hamano;Zeljko Cipris

This ebook is astounding for the beginning/intermediate jap scholar. it really is a good complement on your different stories, and won't intrude along with your different courses.
The grammatical dialogue and terminology are stored in simple English. this may be particularly useful for a person that discovered English in American public schools.
The booklet is equipped right into a sequence of "things you'll want to know," or "things you're thinking about approximately" while you are a pupil of eastern. a great instance is a undeniable English clarification of while to take advantage of "-ga" or "-o."
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If necessary, attach other particles to WH-phrases. Some examples are given below: Grammatical Dare-ga yatte-kimashita-ka. ” Nani-o shimashita-ka. ” Nan-peeji-o yomimashita-ka. ” Ungrammatical * *Dare-wa yatte-kimashita-ka. * *Nani-wa shimashita-ka. * *Nan-peeji-wa yomimashita-ka. 46 * *Dore-wa tabemasu-ka. Dore-o tabemasu-ka. ” * Dono jisho-o kaimasu-ka. *Dono jisho-wa kaimasu-ka. ” Can you now supply possible answers to these questions? One answer to the first question might be the following: Dare-ga yatte-kimashita-ka.

Hako-wa san-gai-no doko-desu-ka. Hako-wa san-gai-no ushiro-no hoodesu. ” Raosu-no jinkoo-wa dono-gurai-desu-ka. Raosu-no jinkoo-wa gohyakuman-nin-gurai-desu. ” Conversely, when answering a WH-question, all you have to do is replace the WH-phrase with a piece of new information and delete -ka. This principle operates no matter how complex the sentence might be, as in the case below: Ano tegami-wa itsu todoita-to omoimasu-ka. (Ano tegami-wa) kinoo todoita-to omoimasu. ” A word of advice. Omit superfluous words if you like, but use the same final form so as to avoid inadvertently deleting important information.

This applies to the subject as well as to the direct object noun phrase. The subject may appear before the direct object, or it may follow the direct object, as in the following examples: Gakusei-ga sensei-o shootai-shimashita. ” Sensei-o gakusei-ga shootai-shimashita. ” 41 In such examples, semantic confusion does not arise because the sentences distinguish the subject and the direct object by marking them with the particles -ga and -o, respectively. Once a particle is attached to a noun phrase and marks its function, the unit moves together, keeping the function of each noun phrase transparent wherever it may be.

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