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kono team ga makeru (hazu ga nai / wake ga nai).

Which one is correct?
How do we differentiate the use of the above?

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  • ~makeru wakeganai translates to "there is no way they will lose"
  • ~makeru hazuganai translates to "they probably wont lose/they shouldn't lose"

    So differentiating them depends on what you want to say. ~makeru kanousei (可能性)ha hikui would be another, albeit colder, way to say that there is a low probability of them losing.

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Both are correct and the wake version is stronger. (The ga after team is very natural. The subject in a sub-clause is basically denoted by ga. Or rather any combinations of "kono team ga/ha makeru hazu ga/ha" can work in many situatoins. [edit] The usual wa/ga theory cause a mental breakdown to those insubstantial noun structures because "hazu" is the subject in terms of syntax while it's semantically more like a part of the predicate.It seems idiomatic in the negative form.)

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