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revised Can the volitional form be used when the speaker is not intending to do the action themselves?
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comment わけ accompanied by な particle
Historically they're the exact same だ, although you can treat them as separate things if you like as a matter of theory.
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revised When do I use できます as opposed to わかります in a sentence?
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comment When do I use できます as opposed to わかります in a sentence?
Hello, Meg! I'm going to edit out your bonus question because we like to keep it to one question per question here on the Japanese Language Stack Exchange. But please feel free to post it as a separate question as Dave M G has suggested. Thank you!
May
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comment When do I use できます as opposed to わかります in a sentence?
@DaveMG My guess is that she's come across both にほんごが できます and にほんごが わかります or similar phrases. In this sort of situation, they can be compared to one another.
May
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comment How can transitive and passive be combined in 茎を編んで作られる?
If we extend the discussion to predicates where 〜て is followed by a subsidiary verb (補助動詞) such as いる・ある・いく・くる・おく etc., it gets a little more complicated to describe, because usually the combination acts more like a single predicate than two separate predicates joined by て. Your sentence with 編んで and 作られています, however, has two predicates, one finite and one not. The finite verb is 作られています.
May
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comment The use of “で” and "を” in this sentence
@Ash That explains this use of を, but it doesn't really comment on whether で is acceptable. I think this is a new question and that an answer should discuss こうえんでさんぽします。.
May
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comment How can transitive and passive be combined in 茎を編んで作られる?
@Tim Japanese has two morphological tenses, often called past (た) and non-past (る), and a clause with either of these is considered finite. A clause ending in 〜て isn't either of these, so we can call it non-finite.
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answered How can transitive and passive be combined in 茎を編んで作られる?
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revised How can transitive and passive be combined in 茎を編んで作られる?
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revised わけ accompanied by な particle
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comment S1 と S2 conditional S2 being in past tense
Do you mind if I ask what this quote is from? I thought it was from ごん狐 but I don't see this sentence in there.
May
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answered わけ accompanied by な particle
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revised わけ accompanied by な particle
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comment Use of と in this sentence
One way to see that the とs are different is to look at the grammar: The と in NounとNoun is a coordinator, meaning you're putting multiple things of the same type together. You can add it to as many nouns as you want: AとBとCとD And although the final と is very often omitted, it doesn't have to be: AとBとCとDと is okay, too. But with Verbと, you aren't coordinating anything. It just goes on one thing (the verb), and the thing after it can't have と. So in terms of grammar they're two different things. (By the way, I like your edit, I just thought I'd try my hand at clarifying :-)
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answered Pronunciation of 七々々 in this name?
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answered How is「第3位を四捨五入」deconstructed to mean “round up to 2 decimal places”?
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revised Usage of て Form Plus も (Translation)
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revised How do you say “I worked for [X company].”?
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