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I have heard and read something that sounds like:


It became impossible to do xxx

Is this correct and should the preceding verb be in this form only? To express the same meaning, could one use 「ように」or other grammatical constructs?

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Some more context might help. – l'électeur Aug 28 '14 at 8:47
I am not really looking for a translation. Any answer can set up a context for examples, my main issue is that I do not remember precisely if this is correct and common grammar and how to use it correctly. – Aki Aug 29 '14 at 0:10
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Yes, it's correct (aside from tense of the verb) and the verb should be adnominal form (attributive form) since こと is a noun. ように・・ is also correct and actually more common for that meaning, though it doesn't mean "(if that was the case) that means you wouldn't be able to do it".

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Thanks, glad to have this cleared up. Will award ASAP. – Aki Aug 31 '14 at 4:59

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