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What is the difference between べんきょう する and べんきょうを する.

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@Flaw: Thanks for pointing. That is really nice. I didn't find it when I was posting my question. –  Mudassir Dec 16 '11 at 4:23

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勉強{べんきょう}する is one verb. 勉強をする is a phrase.

They don't seem to have any difference in meaning, but the usage may differ.

For 勉強する, an objective can be added:

日本語{にほんご}を勉強する learn Japanese
日本語を勉強をする is wrong

For 勉強をする, adjectives (or words or phrases that can be used as adjectives) can be used before 勉強:

しばらく医者{いしゃ}になるための勉強をする study for a while to become a doctor

While 勉強する cannot be used in this way.

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So could you say 日本語の勉強をする? –  atlantiza Dec 15 '11 at 18:07
    
@atlantiza Yes. That would be more straightforwardly contrasted with 日本語を勉強する. –  user458 Dec 15 '11 at 21:16
    
@fefe: Thanks for explanation. –  Mudassir Dec 16 '11 at 4:24

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