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Nov
7
comment What´s the difference between による, により and によって?
I don't understand this answer. Are you supplementing the existing answers to the original question, or are you posing your own question and trying to answer it? If it's the latter, you need to make this question a new topic at the site level, not within this answer.
Nov
6
revised What's the difference between 生む and 産む?
Fixed typo; Added furigana instead of inline reading; Made link text more visible
Nov
6
comment How come the よう in ~ようものなら can modify a noun?
For what it's worth, @TokyoNagoya didn't claim to have poor English; just that it's the worst of all the languages (s)he knows.
Nov
6
comment Why is き printed and written differently?
I'll also vote to close as duplicate, but I'll interject that it is also (likely) related to the original kanji on which the character was based. See sljfaq.org/afaq/originofkana.html. In き and さ, the little hook at the bottom is usually disconnected in handwriting. But you can also write it connected. Saying "usually" there is a bold claim. I would say it's about equal, if not more usual to hand write it connected since most handwriting is written with speed in mind over style.
Nov
5
accepted What's the difference between 何【なん】 and 幾【いく】 when referring to amounts?
Nov
5
comment What is the difference between 組, 団, 班, and 群?
1) You're fairly new around here, so you may not know about this site's feature for furigana support (since you wrote ぼうりょくだん the way you did). Just FYI. 2) There is also 暴走族【ぼう・そう・ぞく】, so would be a good fifth candidate to the original post, or is it not as frequent and 暴走族 is one of the few, if not only usage?
Nov
4
comment What does this character (禅) mean?
To clarify for anyone who doesn't get it, it's "zen" as in the Buddhist concept. Also, to the OP, for future reference, direction translation requests are off-topic for JL&U.
Nov
4
comment Is 「意味の分からなさ」 strange?
“the degree of not making sense,” well, makes sense. wwww わざとそう書いたん?
Nov
3
answered The に particle and potential form
Nov
3
revised When did you last…?
edited body
Oct
31
comment concerning あ こ そ words
Related: What does かの日 mean?
Oct
31
revised How do 自他 triplets of related verbs work?
edited body
Oct
29
comment What's the grammar behind お忘れなきよう?
How does なき compare with ございません in terms of politeness? Often heard on trains/subway: お忘れ物がございませんよう、ご注意ください.
Oct
25
comment Can 〜てなんかいない contract to 〜てなんかない?
泣いてなんかない sounds like something a guy would say if he was accused of crying for being too feminine/emotional/etc.
Oct
25
comment negative verb confusion
Well that doesn't make it "wrong", just "out of use". Splitting hairs I guess... Although I now see that you said, "In modern English", which I guess I missed before.
Oct
25
comment negative verb confusion
I see nothing wrong with She takes not the money, other than it makes you sound like you're from Victorian-era England.
Oct
24
revised correctness of い adjective + です
Adding link to related gramar form
Oct
21
comment Using the causative form (使役形) to create humble language (謙譲語)?
Refer to this post (and further, the linked post within it) for more info. In my knowledge, the only difference is perspective and possibly giving respect where due, but otherwise they are interchangeable. I'm really curious about the reasoning she gave you.
Oct
21
comment Using the causative form (使役形) to create humble language (謙譲語)?
この町に住ませて頂きたいんです is more like "I want to be allowed to live in this town". But your phrase using いただきました sounds fine to me. Did they say why it was incorrect?
Oct
21
revised Can someone explain the use of こと in these types of sentences?
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