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May
15
comment Neutral vs. Exhaustive が
As a side note, there are some "common answers" to this question, like "it depends whether the predicate is permanent or not" or "it depends if the information is new or not", but none of these are alone an answer.
May
15
comment Neutral vs. Exhaustive が
Here is the most succinct correct explanation I know. It's 39 pages and requires some linguistics background, but it's really, really good: lel.ed.ac.uk/~heycock/papers/topic-draft.pdf. Completely nails it. I don't know how to compress it into an answer.
May
14
revised I think it's incorrect: 小さいのより大きい方がいいです。 is it?
Fixed messed up edit.
May
13
revised I think it's incorrect: 小さいのより大きい方がいいです。 is it?
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May
12
revised Adverbial Clauses
Add forgotten bolding.
May
12
answered Adverbial Clauses
May
12
comment The usage of ~かね
Sorry, I didn't mean to be confrontational with that comment. I could provide an example (there are thousands of hits in BCCWJ, for one) but I doubt me doing so would really help improve someone else's question. l'électeur's sentence works perfectly as an example anyways.
May
12
comment The usage of ~かね
@TheWanderingCoder It's super common in standard Japanese.
May
11
answered The meaning of さすがにこれは同情する
May
11
revised The meaning of さすがにこれは同情する
Clarify dialogue/context.
May
10
comment How to say “my experience at place X”?
@miikaelf l'électeur is a native Japanese speaker, I don't think he has a source prepared.
May
7
comment Adverbs that can modify other adverbs / adverbials?
Regarding your parenthetical remark... why do you choose to interpret "adverb" to mean 副詞 instead of 連用修飾語? The word "adverb" in English is often used to mean any word that modifies a predicate, just like 連用修飾語.
May
6
awarded  Disciplined
May
5
comment あなたはすき vs あなたをすき
@user4092 I think an answer where you give examples of each would be awesome.
May
4
comment What does 「ときている」 mean?
@l'électeur I think it's nice to mention the closest meaning in the dictionary for the same reason it's nice to have etymology (i.e., as a way to organize things in your head). At least it's useful to me as a learner.
May
1
comment Grammatical name of the form used before -て, -たり, -た, -たら?
Fair point, but I don't really have a better explanation... :-(
Apr
30
revised Grammatical name of the form used before -て, -たり, -た, -たら?
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Apr
30
answered Grammatical name of the form used before -て, -たり, -た, -たら?
Apr
29
answered How would you structure a sentence to say “someday I will go to Japan”?
Apr
28
comment Use of は particle when talking about doing things on a certain day
Would you say that having は is more natural in the case of negative predicates? e.g.,「明日は学校に行かない。」. (There is also 「明日学校には行かない。」, but I think that sounds contrastive to me... maybe 「明日は学校には行かない。」 is the best. Confused :-)