A particle which indicates the topic of a sentence or shows contrast in the universe of discourse.

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What is the property of certain predicates that makes them prefer は instead of が for neutral statements?

Preface I've noticed that certain predicates require you to use は on arguments for making a "neutral"[1] statement. Generally speaking, it seems that negative predicates prefer は on their argument. ...
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あなたはすき vs あなたをすき

I'm learning Japanese and one point that confuses me is the use of particles. For this example, if I want to express 'I like you', which one should I use? Grammatically, 'あなたをすき' seems to be the ...