New answers tagged demonstratives
In the 大辞泉 context, the distinction of a person from "こと" seems like separating the criminal person from the guilt. Here, "こと" represents an abstract concept of guilt or the fact of the crime. In the 「友人のこと」 context, the noun "こと" is used in a quite different way as just a cushion. The combination 「X のことを Y 扱いする」 is common, but it has almost the same ...
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