Does the 打ち上げただけなので breakdown into this: ただけなので=ただ+だけだ+なので?

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    打ち上げた verb in past tense + だけ just + なので because
    – user52004
    Feb 19 at 18:59

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No, it breaks down into 打ち上げた + だけ + なので

打ち上げた is a verb and has several shades of meaning, it's difficult to tell what it means here exactly without further context. だけ means "only/just", and 打ち上げただけ simply means "launching off only". ので is a transition particle and means "due to/because of/by"(you can regard it as being composed of the 代名詞「の」 and で, te-form of だ), and since だけ is a noun and needs to connect to another noun, that is, the の, you need the な there. Consider 打ち上げただけ as a modifying relative clause that modifies the の.

打ち上げた だけ なので...

By just launching off (something)...

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    I'm not sure this の is a 代名詞.
    – aguijonazo
    Feb 20 at 1:17
  • @aguijonazo I meant the 代名詞 の as opposed to the possessive particle の. The の as in 走るはダメ or 持ってきたは君がいい. I thought 代名詞 would be the right word for this.
    – dvx2718
    Feb 20 at 1:22
  • @aguijonazo Oh I see what you mean. The reason I say the の in ので is the 代名詞 is because how it function with relative clauses -- just like a regular 代名詞の. For example, this is how 名詞・形容動詞、形容詞、動詞 connect to 代名詞の: あいつ学生なの?今日寒いの?もう食べたの?And this is how 名詞・形容動詞、形容詞、動詞 connect to ので: あいつ学生なので…今日寒いので…もう食べたので…
    – dvx2718
    Feb 20 at 1:24
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    A 代名詞 is a pronoun, it is never used as a pronoun. The の functions as a 準体助詞 here, It connects to the 連体形 of inflectable words (用言), hence な which is the 連体形 of だ, and lets them function as if they're uninflectable words (体言).
    – user52004
    Feb 20 at 2:09

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