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revised How to parse 汚れた物ででもあるかのように、捨てるように
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comment How to parse 汚れた物ででもあるかのように、捨てるように
FWIW, I have added my literal translation (based on my analysis)
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revised How to parse 汚れた物ででもあるかのように、捨てるように
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comment How to parse 汚れた物ででもあるかのように、捨てるように
I would have thought 汚れた物として捨てるようにやる was quite grammatical and would be acceptable as "to give as if you were going to throw it away as dirty/defiled"?
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comment What does it mean when この is in front of a personal pronoun?
@DaveMG: Thanks. If you are not planning to write an answer then toraburo should incorporate your example into his.
May
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comment What does “湯冷ましを兼ねて” mean?
Where did you find the meaning "in order to" for を兼ねて? According to all my references this expression is just used (as you also say) to describe combining activities/functions, which is consistent with meaning of the kanji itself?
May
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comment What does it mean when この is in front of a personal pronoun?
The OP seems to be asking about "This Me" (オレ、僕)which a lot less intuitive than "This guy".
May
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comment Is verb ending ない shortened to ん?
@Erikr Utlendi: This is a very informative answer but do you have any comment on how it is most commonly used among speakers of 標準語? Off the top of my head I would have said it was for concluding sentences in abrupt decisive manner.
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comment How do I make sense of this use of だったのである?
How about the technique?
May
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comment How do I make sense of this use of だったのである?
I've not heard of "Parallel rephrasing" before but I guess it is a recognised technique. Do you have a reference, prefarably one that shows how to do it with Japanese?
May
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comment Have you tried XYZ before?
Perfect answer! Just what the OP was looking for (じゃないか)
May
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comment Why do Japanese businessmen use 「さん」 even with うち names in meetings with foreigners
It is not a custom I've heard of but it does not sound too extraordinary in itself. If these people all come from the same company then it may just be their recommended practice. You should ask them next time - I am sure it will help break down any remaining distance.
May
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answered Why do Japanese businessmen use 「さん」 even with うち names in meetings with foreigners
May
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comment 夏目漱石‘s use of question marker かい for an open instead of closed (ie yes/no) question
Note on entry in Dictionary of Basic Japanese Grammar: Based on the information here it would be more accurate to say: The grammatical use of だい and かいto end questions follows the use of だand か: だい is only really used with questions containing WH-words, かい can be used to end questions with or without a WH-word although the latter is more old fashioned (and hence less common).
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comment 夏目漱石‘s use of question marker かい for an open instead of closed (ie yes/no) question
I sent a question to the address on the website: The use of の with かいandだい is the same as with のですか:depends on the nature of the question and not the question marker itself (ie it is used when emotional emphasis is required), and this is why in some of the examples (かい)is not given as an example.