付加疑問文. Essentially declarative statements that are made into questions by adding an interrogative expression or a special marker. In Japanese they are used very often, especially in order to look for approval or to soften declarations.

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Marking questions in a story narration

In English if someone asks a question in a narrative it would go something like: "Where are you going?" he asked. but rarely, if ever: "Where are you going?" he said. Is the same true ...
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What's the difference between ね and な as tag questions?

What's the difference between ね and な as tag questions? For example: そうですね vs そうだな Is there any difference in level of politeness? Does one sound more masculine than the other? Edit: The examples ...