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awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Yearling
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revised “Should” in Japanese
Fixed what was probably a mistaken use of 本来
Nov
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answered “Should” in Japanese
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awarded  Critic
Oct
30
answered Why does the narrator switch tenses here?
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30
awarded  Cleanup
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30
revised の as a substitute for beings
rolled back to a previous revision
Oct
28
comment How to express: I am going to Japan to study?
Of course, I think that many study-abroad programs offer classes in the students' native language and are supplemented by language classes at the host university. You are very likely to study Japanese if you are studying abroad in Japan, but you also may have a number of other classes that are taught in English...
Oct
26
comment Passive + Noun. Who did what?
@KarlKnechtel Ah, fair enough. I used to get the subject and object mixed up in phrases that used the verb 含まれる, too. Still, once you're proficient enough in the language, I think that it makes more sense to replace passive verbs with active verbs whenever possible.
Oct
25
comment What is the implication when a gruff old man ends a sentence with わ?
Also note that, if you're male, you must pronounce わ with a flat or falling accent: if you pronounce it with a rising accent, its meaning moves back into feminine territory again.
Oct
25
suggested suggested edit on は can mean “at least?”
Oct
24
revised の as a substitute for beings
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Oct
24
revised What went wrong when I asked for a 衡器{こうき}?
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Oct
24
answered What went wrong when I asked for a 衡器{こうき}?
Oct
24
comment の as a substitute for beings
@Axioplase Hm, I'm not aware of any particular rule against using の as a placeholder for a person, though...
Oct
24
revised の as a substitute for beings
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Oct
24
answered Who is the subject of Aにはaction?
Oct
24
comment Passive + Noun. Who did what?
@Hyperworm Probably because active verbs sound more natural in English and the meaning is the same anyway.
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24
revised の as a substitute for beings
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