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revised How to write about something in the future where something will have happened
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revised How to write about something in the future where something will have happened
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revised How to write about something in the future where something will have happened
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answered How to write about something in the future where something will have happened
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comment How to write about something in the future where something will have happened
@Chocolate,@Yange Muye : I think a possible context is either a Will (遺言)or if a soldier writes a letter to his wife and then gives it to a comrade and says "please give this letter to my wife if I die". The OP's statement would appear in the letter. The writer uses "if you are reading this" rather than "if you have read this" because it gives the feeling of conversation to the reader and it it is irrelevant if she has completely read it. On the other "If you have received this letter" would be ok (because she would not receive it if the writer had not died)
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comment How to write about something in the future where something will have happened
@Chocolate,@Yange Muye : I don't think the OP needs "probably" in the sentence.
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comment How to write about something in the future where something will have happened
What is wrong with 「あなたがこれを読んでいるなら、私はもう死んでいるでしょう。」/ "If you are reading this then I am probably dead."?
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comment について Usage and Honorifics Subject
@Earthliŋ : 1) what is missing 2) Not sure I understand your preference, unless it is principle about plagiarism. I think the translation makes all the difference to the pupil's understanding. The OP is 27 so I assume she knows how to behave responsibly.
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answered について Usage and Honorifics Subject
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revised How to say “I hope you liked it” or “I hope you found it interesting” as a conclusion for a formal speech?
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answered How to say “I hope you liked it” or “I hope you found it interesting” as a conclusion for a formal speech?
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accepted How can transitive and passive be combined in 茎を編んで作られる?
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revised S1 と S2 conditional S2 being in past tense
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comment S1 と S2 conditional S2 being in past tense
@Szymon: Should be clear from the above revised answer.
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revised S1 と S2 conditional S2 being in past tense
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comment The use of “で” and "を” in this sentence
I asked a native speaker the same question when the following came up: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/15221/explain-how- I was told it was grammatically possible but not done. In does not sound natural. (Perhaps this could loosely be explained in Japanese as: You take walk around the park, not in/at it.)
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answered Translation Help with Passive Sentence
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revised 遣{つか}う vs. 費{つい}やす
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answered 遣{つか}う vs. 費{つい}やす
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comment How can transitive and passive be combined in 茎を編んで作られる?
I am not familiar with the phrase non-finite but wikipedia tells me it is the a verb not inflected by grammatical tense (such as the infinitive (non- vs in-?)). Pls correct me if I am wrong. Are you saying that the て-form is non-finite? Does this also apply to the present-progessive 〜てある form and also sentences where we have て-form followed by verb in perfect た-form?