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What's the difference between ◯◯掃除 and ◯◯掃除?

Trying to understand the following, which using "に"

引き続き執筆。合間のリフレッシュ掃除

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@Dave Sorry. I edited the title. I tried to make it better. It was even worse. Please see the edit history if that makes any difference to your consideration. –  sawa Jul 28 '11 at 16:55
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It would be amazing what you would learn if you just opened ANY beginner Japanese textbook instead of "language hacking" using Twitter. –  phirru Jul 28 '11 at 17:47
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My question was fine the way it was. I'm going to fix it and then select a best answer before someone else can mess it up again. Thanks sawa (rolls eyes) –  language hacker Jul 28 '11 at 18:47
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@language hacker: Rushing to accept an answer so as to protect a question is indicative of a complete misuse of the site and a misunderstanding of its purpose. Any question that requires such behaviour is clearly flawed, as any normal question should be able to sit indefinitely until the right answer comes along. –  Dave M G Jul 29 '11 at 1:36
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I suppose you meant 掃除する.

In 部屋を掃除する, 部屋 is the object to be cleaned.

There can be sources of a ...に phrase that are not directly relevant to this predicate:

  • Time: 3時に掃除する
  • The subject of a causative: その人に掃除させる
  • An adverbial phrase expressing the purpose (can be translated as 'as'): 気晴らしに掃除する
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I saw this: 引き続き執筆。合間のリフレッシュに掃除♪( ´▽`) –  language hacker Jul 28 '11 at 14:23
    
@langauge_hacker The context you gave was insufficient. I changed the answer. Your example with リフレッシュ is the last one. –  sawa Jul 28 '11 at 14:28
    
So Aに掃除する is the same thing as Aのために掃除する? –  language hacker Jul 28 '11 at 14:30
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@langauge_hacker In this particular context, they are almost the same. –  sawa Jul 28 '11 at 14:31
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