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Feb
9
revised Does using 書き順 sound childish?
OCD edit.
Feb
9
reviewed Reviewed 「ひがし」 vs. 「あずま」
Feb
9
revised 「ひがし」 vs. 「あずま」
Improved English/formatting.
Feb
9
reviewed No Action Needed Does using 書き順 sound childish?
Feb
5
comment What is the difference between ために and -masu root verb+ に?
It's 習う that needs to be a motion verb, not 教える.
Feb
5
comment What is the grammatical analysis of the sentence 「君を笑いに来た」?
This is a short summary, with details mainly from A Reference Grammar of Japanese. (Thanks to snailboat for finding the relevant pages.) I think figuring out exactly what verbs accept the PURPOSE 「に」 is an interesting thing, and is what I was trying to do in the chat log linked in the question comments. Anyways, hopefully this answers your question, if not, feel free to ask for clarification.
Feb
5
answered What is the grammatical analysis of the sentence 「君を笑いに来た」?
Feb
5
comment What is the grammatical analysis of the sentence 「君を笑いに来た」?
OK. I tried to clarify the English, let me know if I got it wrong.
Feb
5
revised What is the grammatical analysis of the sentence 「君を笑いに来た」?
Attempt to clarify
Feb
5
comment What is the grammatical analysis of the sentence 「君を笑いに来た」?
I'm not sure I understand the question... are you asking how to grammatically break down 「君を笑いに来た」?
Feb
5
comment What is the difference between ために and -masu root verb+ に?
Any chance I could somehow convince you to not put spaces in your sentences like that? It makes them a little annoying to read. :-)
Feb
5
comment はは or おかあさん what should be used?
Not only is it OK, it is the "proper" humble way to refer to your mother when speaking to people outside of your family. Of course, people use other variants all the time for this, so I think it's more of a prescriptive rule than anything.
Feb
4
comment Which grammar rules are applied when でいい is conjugated to nouns?
It's known as the 連用形{れんようけい} in Japanese. I don't really know a good resource on it, but I've personally written about it here: What is the meaning and application of ren'youkei? Unfortunately, I don't include the 「で」 we are talking about here in that explanation, so it is probably not very useful.
Feb
4
comment What's the difference between 大きいケーキ and 大きなケーキ?
Also related: i-adjectives used as na-adjectives: is there a difference? (e.g. 大きい versus 大きな)
Feb
4
comment Help with Kenjougo!
I was curious, does it actually make sense to say すみません in the middle of a 自己紹介 at all? It makes me feel like the person saying it is reading off a script where the dialogue of the person they're talking to is omitted...
Feb
3
comment Difference between お腹がすいた and お腹がすいている ― 「お腹がすいた」と「お腹がすいている」の違いは?
@l'électeur At least for you, since your English is great, for any single question (that was originally only in English) it probably makes more sense to just respond in English. Though, from the long term perspective, maybe having Japanese responses will help make it clear to others that it's okay to just respond in Japanese if your English is not good. Anyways, it's up to you entirely, of course. (Your thoughts are also welcome on the meta post!)
Feb
3
answered Which grammar rules are applied when でいい is conjugated to nouns?
Feb
3
revised What's the difference between 大きいケーキ and 大きなケーキ?
Make title fit on one line. (OCD)
Feb
3
answered What's the difference between 大きいケーキ and 大きなケーキ?
Feb
3
comment What's the difference between 大きいケーキ and 大きなケーキ?
This question is about the exact same thing, though I don't think it answers why your sentence was corrected: Adjectives functioning both as イ- and ナ-adjective